The presence of lumpy skin disease has been confirmed in eight Macedonian municipalities, with 12 animals in 10 breeding grounds manifesting clinical symptoms, while 235 more have been affected by the illness, the head of the Food and Veterinary Agency, Zoran Popovski said Friday.
He said at a press conference that besides the putting to death and the unharmful removal of the infected heads, protective zones have been preventively set up within a 3 kilometers radius around the hotspots where the diseases has been detected. Additionally, a 10-kilometer radius zones that will be monitored have also been established around these areas and a 50-kilometer radius zones in order to limit the spread of the infection.
The lumpy skin diseases was detected in eastern Macedonia and was put under control in the eight municipalities where it was localized.
"However, due to its relatively easy and fast transmission via insects, the possibility to further spread has not been excluded," Popovski pointed.