Nodular dermatitis continues to resist

The public service for veterinary supervision of Azerbaijan is taking measures to contain and eradicate the virus nodular dermatitis in cattle (Dermatitis nodularis bovum) in the Sabirabad region.

The head of the service Siala Rustamova has been in the area for several days, and the service employees take measures to improve the situation, the website of the organization said.

Local farmers told Turan about the loss of livestock and spread of the disease to the end of September, although in late August, said service control the situation and prevent the spread of the final illness. In early October, there was marked loss of livestock in areas previously announced as places of localization of the epidemic.

The first virus infection was detected by the summer Agdash, Bilasuvar, Jalilabad regions and then spread in a number of areas of the Kura.

The disease covered several thousand head of cattle, of which several dozen were killed, and the rest can be treated.

  Although the Ministry of Agriculture closed a number of markets in the area of ​​the epidemic, it is not easy to fully restrict the movement of infected cattle or the sale of its meat.

Opinions about the dangers of meat of the infected cattle to humans differ, but one should be indispensable - selling meat from the outbreak area is only after special treatment.

The Veterinary Service believes that the virus has penetrated into Azerbaijan from Iran, where its distribution had been previously observed. Experts say that in the USSR and post-Soviet countries, the virus was not documented and Azerbaijan was the first such country.

According to the International Epizootic Bureau, nodular dermatitis is expanding its area of ​​circulation in the direction of the north, which is of great concern for the veterinary services of Russia.

Scientists note that the disease begins with fever up to 40 ° C and above. Then there are watery discharge from the eyes, lethargy, loss of appetite, salivation, constrained gait and progressive emaciation. Studies show that the mortality rate of infected cattle ranges from 4 to 95%.

For the first time the disease was registered in Central Africa in 1929. At the moment it is found in 19 countries in Africa. It is new for Turkey and Iran. -0

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