General Description of Lumpy Skin Disease
Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is endemic across most of the African continent, and since 2012 it has spread widely within the Middle East, Southeast Europe and the northern Caucasus. Lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) shares the genus Capripoxvirus (CaPV) within the family Poxviridae (Buller et al. 2005) with sheeppox virus (SPPV) and goatpox virus (GTPV).
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