- Around 20,57,700 animals infected across the country
- More than 97,000 animals have died
- 1,73,159 infected in Punjab, 17,200 dead
Lumpy virus: States like Rajasthan, Punjab and Gujarat are badly affected by the spread of the lumpi virus, which has so far infected about 20,57,700 animals across the country. On the other hand, Uttar Pradesh has been successful in preventing the spread of this deadly disease among the major states. According to the Institute for Livestock and Dairying, so far 20,57,700 animals have been infected with this virus, while more than 97,000 animals have died.
64,000 animals died in Rajasthan
Among the states, Rajasthan is facing the worst with nearly 14 lakh animals infected with the virus so far, out of which 64,000 have died. Rajasthan is followed by Punjab which has 1,73,159 infected animals of which 17,200 have died and the mortality rate is more than 10 per cent. So far, 1,56,236 animals have been infected with this virus in Gujarat, out of which 5,544 have died.
66,333 animals are vulnerable in Himachal
Similarly, 66,333 animals in Himachal Pradesh have been affected by the disease, of which 2,993 have died, while 1,941 animals out of a total of 97,821 animals in Haryana have died. The number of infected animals in Jammu and Kashmir is 32,391, of which 333 have died. Similarly, 273 animals have died out of 26,024 animals infected with this virus in Uttar Pradesh. Officials said the Uttar Pradesh government’s efforts to curb the spread of the lumpi disease are showing positive results. Compared to the six largest and worst-hit states, UP has emerged as the most successful state in containing the spread of the lumpi virus.
‘We do a regular evaluation by creating Team 9’
Livestock and Dairy Development Minister Dharampal Singh said, as per the Chief Minister’s instructions, we are conducting a routine evaluation by setting up Team 9, Team 9 was formed during the outbreak of COVID. We have launched a significant treatment and vaccination effort. We have managed to keep the virus under control. In the western part of the state, 26 districts are affected by lumpi disease. The Yogi government’s swift and effective response to the virus has resulted in a mortality rate of only 1 percent, while 64 percent of the infected animals have been cured. To protect the animals against this disease, the government carries out regular vaccinations.
The UP government devised a strategy to prevent the spread of the disease
To prevent the spread of this disease, the UP government has devised a strategy under which intensive vaccination is carried out by making rings and belts. Belt-1 is 320 km long from Nepal to Madhya Pradesh, while Belt-2 is built in the Bundelkhand region, spread over an area of 155 km. Priority is given to vaccination of animals in villages and blocks adjacent to state and district borders. As many as 1,126 teams have been formed for vaccination in the state, resulting in about 50 lakh animals being vaccinated. The government has set a target of 1 crore vaccines by October 10. More than 1.22 crore vaccine doses are available in the state.
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