Sejong: Lumpy Skin Disease Cases in South Korean Cattle Rise to 42 One Week After First Outbreak

Sejong, - The number of confirmed cases of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in South Korean cattle has increased to 42, one week after the country's first reported outbreak.

According to a new release by the Yonhap News Agency, Food and Rural Affairs, four new confirmed cases were reported on Thursday, with five additional suspected cases currently under investigation. Following the outbreak, a nationwide vaccination campaign has been initiated, aiming to vaccinate all of the country's cattle by next month. Officials note that it typically takes around three weeks for vaccinated cattle to develop protective antibodies against LSD, a disease that affects only cattle and buffalo and is transmitted by mosquitoes and other blood-feeding insects.

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