How Safe To Drink Cow Milk Infected With Lumpy Virus Skin Disease

By Divya Ray July 23, 2023 12:14 PM IST

Lumpy Skin Disease Virus: Lumpy virus is an infectious disease, which mostly affects cows. Last year, a large number of cases of this virus were seen in cows. Now once again the cases of Lumpy virus are increasing in many areas. Many cows have also died due to this. Lumpy virus is a type of skin disease, which starts with the formation of lumps in the skin. You must have seen lumps on the skin of some stray cows and wondered what it is. Actually this is lumpy virus, which is an incurable disease.

This virus can also target healthy animals and milch cows. Due to the effect of Lumpy virus, thick lumps are formed on almost all parts of the body of cows, which start forming wounds. In medical language, it is called lumpy skin disease virus i.e. ‘LSDV’. Some symptoms of this disease are seen in an animal, which is important to pay attention to.

1. get fever
2. watery eyes
3. keep drooling
4. lumps on the body
5. animal weight loss
6. loss of appetite
7. thick sores on the body
8. reduce milk

Can you drink milk from a cow infected with lumpy virus?

Lumpy virus is believed to be transmitted to animals by contact with mosquitoes, flies, parasitic insects, dirty water, contaminated food or saliva of infected animals. There is a fear in people’s mind about lumpy virus whether the milk of animals suffering from this virus can be drunk or not? Will this disease spread to humans by drinking the milk of infected animals?

If such questions also come in your mind, then let us tell you that till now there have been no cases of Lumpy virus spreading in humans. However, if you drink raw milk, do not make such a mistake at all, especially when it comes to the milk of animals infected with Lumpy virus. No matter which animal milk is, it should always be boiled and drunk. Because boiling helps in eliminating the harmful bacteria present in the milk.

Disclaimer: Before following the methods, methods and suggestions mentioned in this article, do take the advice of a doctor or a related expert.

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