FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Awareness videos on lumpy skin disease and bluetongue

In an effort to improve the capacity of countries to promptly react to fast-moving transboundary animal diseases, the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia has developed a series of awareness materials in different languages on priority diseases of the region. After leaflets and posters, now videos have been produced in a number of languages.

The first videos produced address the emergence and re-emergence of vector-borne diseases, namely lumpy skin disease and bluetongue, very much driven by climate change (which influences the distribution and abundance of vectors) and the increase of animal movements.

Lumpy skin disease is a vector-borne cattle disease that has been spreading throughout the Balkans, Turkey, the Caucasus and the Russian Federation, as well as in endemic Africa.

You are welcome to use the videos for awareness purposes. If you use them, please let us know for our records.