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Is it safe to consume milk amidst Lumpy skin disease outbreak?

krishna murthy
This virus genetically belongs to the goatpox and sheeppox virus family.
Primary symptoms of this disease are fever and reduction in milk production.
Over the last few weeks, this virus has reportedly killed thousands of cattle in India.
Amid rumours being circulated on social media that lumpy skin disease infect humans, the biggest question right now is- is it really safe to consume milk?
Since, the disease is not zoonotic, which means it does not spread from animals to humans, milk produced by an infected animal is safe for consumption.
But one needs to boil the milk well, or pasteurise it as these two processes can effectively kill the viruses, in any, in the milk.
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