South Korea Confirms Second Case of Lumpy Skin Disease in Cattle in Pyeongtaek

SEOUL, South Korea - A second case of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in cattle was confirmed on a farm in Pyeongtaek, 60 kilometers south of Seoul, on Saturday, according to local health authorities.

According to News Releases by Yonhap News Agency, This announcement comes just a day after the first-ever case of LSD was confirmed at a farm in Seosan, situated 98 kilometers southwest of Seoul.

Samples for the latest case were taken from a milk cow on the Pyeongtaek farm on Friday. LSD is a highly infectious disease transmitted through mosquitoes and other blood-feeding insects. It causes skin lesions, fever, and loss of appetite in cattle and buffalo, often leading to a decline in milk production and even death.

In accordance with the country's health protocol, the Pyeongtaek farm has been cordoned off. All 92 heads of cattle on the premises are set to be culled, health officials said.

Additionally, a standstill order has been implemented on all farms and related facilities within a 10-kilometer radius of the affected farm. The order will remain in effect until 2 p.m. on Sunday, according to the authorities.

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