The Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) Control Strategy for Great Britain has been published on the APHA, Scottish Government and Welsh Government websites. Publication follows a consultation in November 2017 to which EPIC researchers and other industry stakeholder groups contributed.
Details of the final Lumpy Skin Disease control strategy is available on the Scottish Government Animal Health and Welfare webpages
LSD is present in many African countries. Since 2012, it has been spreading from the Middle East to south-east Europe, affecting EU Member States (Greece and Bulgaria) and several other countries in the Balkans. A mass vaccination of cattle implemented in south-eastern Europe successfully contained the outbreaks of lumpy skin disease in the region in 2015-16. Vaccination in the Balkans in has reduced the number of outbreaks by 95% in 2017 compared to 2016.
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