Lumpy skin disease, which is spreading incredibly fast among the animals, has been confirmed in 10 breeding grounds located in 8 different municipalities in Macedonia, Telegraf.mk reads.
The total of 253 animals live in these breeding facilities, and so far, 12 of them have been infected. The presumption is that 3,000 animals could be affected by the disease by the end of this month, the head of the Food and Veterinary Agency, Zoran Popovski said Friday.
The infection is not dangerous in terms of people's health, and the milk and the meat from these animals are safe to use. The ban on meat and milk distribution that was put into effect for the affected areas only, now refers uniquely to the breeding grounds where the presence of the disease has been confirmed.
"The milk and the meat will be delivered in the protected zones with a certain surveillance. The ban was introduced in order to stop the spreading of the diseases and not because those products were harmful," Popovski said.
Lumpy skin was detected in Demir Kapija, Stip, Vasilevo, Bosilovo, Radovis, Strumica, Novo Selo and Delcevo.