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Commercial Availability of Lumpy Disease Vaccine

Published on August 31, 2022
Current Context: The Director of the National Research Centre on Equines (NRCE), Dr. Yash Pal, confirmed the ongoing efforts to make the vaccine against Lumpy Skin Disease commercial.
Commercial Availability of Lumpy Disease Vaccine
  • Lumpi-ProVac is an indigenous vaccine against Lumpy Skin Disease.
  • It has been manufactured by the NRCE with the Indian Veterinary Research Institute as a partner.
  • Lumpy Skin Disease is caused by the Capripoxvirus.
  • The virus is transmitted to cattle via vectors such as mosquitoes, ticks, and biting flies.
  • A few symptoms include loss of weight, low milk yield, fever, lumps on the body, etc.
  • Since it affects all types of cattle and water buffalo, it is called Epizootic disease.
  • There is no transfer of virus from animals to humans, hence the disease is not Zoonotic.


Q.1 Lumpy Skin Disease is caused by?
a. Bacteria
b. Virus
c. Fungi
d. Protozoa

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