Sumatra detection brings Lumpy Skin Disease closer to Australia

By Ken Wilcock
March 16 2022 - 11:00am
THREAT: Confirmation that Lumpy Skin Disease has been found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has prompted DAWE to issue an updated biosecurity alert. Picture: Shutterstock
THREAT: Confirmation that Lumpy Skin Disease has been found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has prompted DAWE to issue an updated biosecurity alert. Picture: Shutterstock

ON March 2 the Indonesian government confirmed that Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) had been found at a number of sites on the Indonesian island of Sumatra raising the stakes for its eventual spread eastward through the island nation to threaten northern Australia.

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