Confirmed Cases of Lumpy Skin Disease in South Korean Cattle Rise to 42 One Week after First Outbreak

SEJONG - One week after South Korea's first-ever outbreak of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in cattle, the number of confirmed cases has risen to 42.

According to a new release by the Yonhap News Agency, Food and Rural Affairs. Four new cases were reported on Thursday, and an additional five suspected cases are under investigation.

In response to the outbreak, health authorities have initiated an intensive vaccination campaign, aiming to vaccinate all cattle in the country by early next month. LSD is a highly infectious disease that affects cattle and buffalo, transmitted through mosquitoes and other blood-feeding insects. The disease can cause skin lesions, fever, loss of appetite, and often leads to reduced milk production and even death. Officials noted that it generally takes around three weeks for vaccinated cattle to develop protective antibodies against the disease.

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