Landmark study by Pirbright uncovers crucial details of lumpy skin disease virus transmission by insects
Posted: 14 April, 2021
Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have measured the risk of different insect species transmitting lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) for the first time. LSDV causes severe disease in cattle and is rapidly emerging into new regions. It has recently spread from Africa and the Middle East into cattle populations in Europe and Asia.