The lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV), a member of the poxviridae family and the genus capripoxvirus, is the cause behind lumpy skin disease (smallpox and monkeypox viruses are also a part of the same family). The immunological response to the LSDV is similar to that of the sheep pox virus (SPPV) and the goat pox virus (GTPV), or it exhibits antigenic similarities with those viruses. Since it is not a zoonotic virus, humans cannot contract the illness. It is a contagious vector-borne disease that mostly affects host animals like cows and water buffaloes and is carried by vectors like mosquitoes, certain biting flies, and ticks. Click on the “Download PDF” option provided below to know more on-
- What is Lumpy Skin Disease, and How does it spread?
- Where does it affect?
- Which regions are affected, and how did it get to India?
- How does this affect the economy?