Skopje, 26 April 2016 (MIA) – No new cases of the lumpy skin disease of cattle have been reported, even though there is likelihood of an outbreak in areas in the vicinity of Demir Kapija.
These probable cases cannot be confirmed until lab results are obtained, said Zoran Popovski, director of the Food and Veterinary Agency.
Answering journalist questions at the Economic Chamber of Macedonia on Tuesday, Popovski reiterated humans were not at risk of being infected by the lumpy skin disease.
According to him, a ban on milk and meat from the potentially affected regions in the country had been imposed so as to prevent the lumpy skin disease from spreading.
Any damages caused by the disease will be compensated, according to the director.
A case of lumpy skin disease was reported over the weekend near Demir Kapija.
The disease is usually registered in Africa, but there have been recent outbreaks in Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria. ba/14:23
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