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Lumpy skin disease spreads in 12 districts of Koshi Province killing over 1,100 cattle

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Biratnagar, 30 May (2023) - Lumpy skin disease has spread across 12 of 14 districts in Koshi Province, according to the Directorate of Livestock and Fishery Development, Biratnagar. 

In the province, a total of 1,132 domestic animals have died from the disease, and 85,784 others have been infected, said vet Ghata Raj Kattel. Only Taplejung and Solukhumbu districts have so far remained safe from the disease. 

According to him, 435 cattle have died in Ilam district, 120 in Jhapa, 182 in Morang, 120 in Udayapur, three in Khotang, five in Okhaldhunga, 74 in Dhankuta, 39 in Terhathum, 37 in Sankhuwasabha, 17 in Bhojpur and 93 in Sunsari. 

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