Incidence and molecular characterisation of lumpy skin disease virus in Zimbabwe using the P32 gene

@article{Mafirakureva2016IncidenceAM,
  title={Incidence and molecular characterisation of lumpy skin disease virus in Zimbabwe using the P32 gene},
  author={Prettimore Mafirakureva and Bamusi Saidi and Joshua Mbanga},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
  year={2016},
  volume={49},
  pages={47-54}
}
Between January, 2013 and December, 2014, there was a lumpy skin disease (LSD) outbreak that affected cattle in different localities of Zimbabwe. The outbreak resulted in severe economic losses to the livestock industry. A retrospective study was conducted by examining stored veterinary records of the LSD outbreak at the Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL) in Harare, Zimbabwe. Over the 2-year period, a total of 10,038 cases and 880 deaths (8.77 %) were recorded. LSD was reported from all… CONTINUE READING
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