if you look up Cow Plague you find that it, Steepe Murrain and other local names for the disease are lumped under a Disease called RINDERPEST VIRUS (RPV). For a true sense of what this disease can do imagine the Plagues throughout human History that only affect even-toed ungulates – cattle, buffalo, giraffes and so on. A disease whose mortality in cloven-footed animals with a mortality rate of close to or at 100%.
A global eradication campaign to rid the world of this disease was started in the mid to late 1900’s. In 2010, the campaigne was ended with the declaration that Rinderpest had been eradicated around the world.
If this turns out to be an outbreak of a supposedly eradicated disease it is not going to be a good thing.
Biological Hazard in India on September 04 2018 05:07 AM (UTC).
Cow plague, a serious virus disease of cattle, has created panic among the cattle farmers of Nuasahi village under the Balanga Veterinary Centre.Within the last two days, seven cows have died and more than 100 cattle have been affected by cow plague (Phatua) in Nuasahi. In the beginning stage of the plague, cows are attacked by high fever and gangrene is spotted in the mouth of the affected cows. The villagers allege that lack of vaccination by the Animal Husbandry Department is the reason for the cow plague spreading in the area. Meanwhile, quacks are treating the affected cattle and cheating cow farmers.
RSOE EDIS – Biological Hazard event in Nuasahi, State of Odisha, India on September 04 2018 05:07 AM