• EU vaccination of cattle for lumpy skin disease has worked

    7 days ago - By Food Safety

    The European Food Safety Authority has found that the mass vaccination of cattle implemented in south-eastern Europe successfully contained the outbreaks of lumpy skin disease in the region in 2015-16.
    This is the main conclusion of an epidemiological analysis carried out by EFSA in cooperation with countries affected by the disease and those at risk.
    This report follows EFSA's scientific advice published in August 2016, recommending vaccination to minimize the number of lumpy skin disease outbreaks in regions already affected or at risk.
    “Despite the difficult epidemiological situation...
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