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OIE: Authorities Confirm Lumpy Skin Disease Outbreak

19 February 2013

LEBANON – Lumpy Skin disease has been confirmed in the Sour region, Al Janoub, resulting in four cases in cattle.

Notification was received by the World Health Organisation from Dr Nabih Ghaouch, Director of animal resources in Beyrouth and is the first occurrence of the clinical disease.

A small holding in Arzay, south west Lebanon, has been affected with four cases leaving 13 cattle susceptible.

The epidemiology is linked to illegal animal movement, animal transit, swill feeding and other spreading factors (humans vehicles, feed, vectors).

Control measures in force include quarantine, movement controls within Lebanon, screening and zoning. Affected premises have been disinfected and animals have been dripped and sprayed.

No affected animals have been treated. Within the region of Al Janoub 600 cattle have been vaccinated with Kenyavac.

Monitoring will continue.

TheCattleSite News Desk

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