KABUL (BNA) Dr. Jawad Alizadeh, Director of Livestock and Animal Health, Department of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock in Laghman Province, said that the Lumpy Skin disease (LSD) spread from the neighboring country of Pakistan, and now many animals are infected in Laghman, and Nangarhar.
The doctor says in an interview with BNA that this disease is a contagious disease that is transmitted from one animal to another through different insects.
The Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) mostly affects cattle, cows, and sheep.
The animals will stop eating after infection, which causes them to die, say the doctors.
Dr. Jawad said that the first case of the virus was recorded in the Qarghaee district after the disease spread to the center of Mehtarlam, Alishnak, and Alingar and it is still increasing, but fortunately, the death in Laghman was only 1.4 the percentage.
According to him, “To combat the disease, the livestock owners should keep the infected animals separated from the healthy ones, give them good food and apply vaccines to make them resistant to the disease.
The disease causes no harm to humans said, Dr. Jawad.
At the same time, the Nangarhar officials ordered a ban on cow meat sale in the province, for the cause LSD spread.