Source: OIE WAHIS
Reported: 4 Mar 2022
Epidemiological comments: LSD cases have been reported from limited areas of the 2 provinces in Pakistan. First suspected case of LSD from Bahawalpur region of Punjab province was reported to AHC/CVO dated 27 Oct 2021. Accordingly, National Veterinary Laboratories (NVL) conducted sampling and further investigations in coordination with the local veterinary authority. Other suspected cases of LSD were reported from Jamshoro and Thatta region of Sindh dated 1 Dec 2021, and Central Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (CVDL) Sindh conducted sampling and further investigations in coordination with the local veterinary authority. Provincial veterinary authorities instantly took control and prevention measures. Since disease was 1st time seen in Pakistan, and diagnostic kits and reagents had to be imported, which took longer time therefore, LSD has been confirmed in March 2022. AHC/CVO Pakistan has immediately issued guidelines for control and prevention of LSD for Provincial Veterinary Authorities. Now, the situation is under control.