New Epidemics in China: Beijing Announces Deadly New Lumpy Skin Disease in Cows | World | News


The disease, which affects livestock, began to spread in June. In June, cases were discovered in the eastern provinces of Anhui and Jiangxi as well as in Guangdong and Fujian in southern China.

Another case was reported by China’s Agriculture Ministry in Zhejiang, east China, earlier this week.However, the ministry insisted the outbreak had been brought under control, commenting, “The local region has effectively managed the outbreak.

“He killed two sick cattle and disposed of them, and (the farm) was completely and completely disinfected.”

Taiwan also reported its first case of lumpy skin disease on Kinmen Island earlier this month.

Lumpy skin disease, which does not affect humans, is believed to be transmitted by mosquitoes and flies.

It causes bumps on the skin of affected cows, but is rarely fatal.

Many cows with the disease also produce less milk than usual.

The world is currently fighting against coronavirus, which originated in China’s Hubei province at the end of last year.

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China responded to the outbreak by imposing a strict lockdown, initially in Hubei province and later for the rest of the country as well.

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd recently said that what he perceived as a lack of US leadership during the crisis has left China “an open door” to assert its world leadership.

Speaking to CNBC earlier this week, he said, “From Beijing’s point of view, this represents an open door and the Chinese – opportunistic or not – they are coming in directly.

“I know very few governments in the world that are not currently going through structural difficulties, which increases the structural difficulties in their relationship with China.”

Tensions between the UK and China have increased in recent weeks in response to Hong Kong’s change of status and the role of Chinese firm Huawei in Britain’s 5G network.

This week Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that all Huawei equipment is to be removed from the UK 5G network by 2027.

In response, China threatened Britain with unspecified retaliation.

The UK has also condemned Beijing’s decision to impose new security laws on Hong Kong that drastically restrict political freedoms.

Britain responded by saying that Hong Kong nationals eligible for UK overseas passports, available to those born in Hong Kong before the 1997 transfer, could stay longer in the UK with a possible path to full citizenship.

On June 20, Indian troops were killed in a border clash with their Chinese counterparts around the Galwan River valley.


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