Lumpy Virus Update: 54 new cases of Lumpy virus have been reported in Delhi while 24 cattle have recovered from the infection. Giving this information on Tuesday, the officials said that the number of infected cattle has increased to 203.
A senior Delhi government official said that the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is not cooperating with them in segregating the infected cattle. He said that the senior officers would take up the matter on Wednesday. Most of the lumpy disease cases in the national capital have been reported in the districts of South West Delhi.
According to the centre, the disease has spread to Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.
Another official said that usually, cattle are not dying due to the disease, the mortality rate is only one to two per cent. He explained that the cause of death of cattle in Rajasthan and Gujarat could be due to poor health and the development of infection. "If infected cattle are isolated and proper care is taken, death is unlikely to occur. Wounds should be disinfected regularly," the official said.