Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)_Monitoring, Lumpy Skin Disease is an infectious disease affecting cattle and its symptoms include fever, lacrimation, hypersalivation, and characteristic skin eruptions.
“First small rashes are on the body of the cow and then it increases to the whole body of the cow,” said Abdul Wadood, a resident of Kandahar.
“I think the disease is due to trafficking of livestock through illegal paths,” said Shah Wali, in charge of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Affairs of Daman district of Kandahar province.
According to some provincial officials, the disease can also infect humans by direct transmission. “The disease came from Pakistan. This is a contagious disease which infects the human as well,” said Fahim Sapai, a local veterinary doctor.
The provincial department of agriculture, irrigation and livestock said that if the central government doesn’t take serious action, the virus will further affect the livestock.