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Lumpy Disease: UP Govt Bans Cattle Trade With 4 States; restricts movement of animals in some districts: The Tribune IndiaNews WAALI

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Laknau, September 23

The Uttar Pradesh government has banned livestock trade with four neighboring states and also imposed a “lockdown” on intrastate movements of animals from 28 districts to prevent the spread of the skin disease, Animal Husbandry Minister Dharampal Singh said on Friday.

He said the skin disease has spread to animals in 14 states in the country and is “deadly to animals like the coronavirus is” to humans.

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The viral disease has entered Uttar Pradesh via states such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi, the minister said on the fifth day of the assembly’s ongoing monsoon session.

“In light of this, the importation of animals has been banned by sealing off interstate borders to livestock traffic,” he said.

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He said 26,197 cows had been infected with the disease in the state, of which 16,872 had been treated.

He said that 28 districts of Jhansi, Agra, Aligarh, Meerut, Saharanpur, Moradabad and Bareilly divisions are affected by this disease in western Uttar Pradesh. “So the movement of cattle was blocked,” he said, to prevent the spread of the disease from West UP to East UP.

Singh said a help and rescue control room has been set up in Lucknow and the emergency numbers are: 18001805141 and 0522-2741992. Lumpy skin disease affects cattle such as cows and buffalo.

It is transmitted by blood-sucking insects such as mosquitoes and flies. The disease causes fever, lumps on the skin and can also lead to the death of infected cattle.

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