Genetic Epidemiology of Lumpy Skin Disease

Contribute to the effort

Interested in volunteering to contribute to ongoing efforts in data collection / annotation and analysis ? We welcome your participation.

Organisations interested in supporting genomics and genomic surveillance are welcome to discuss modalities.

For more details, email Dr. Vinod Scaria at vinods@igib.in with a brief overview of your skillsets, time period you would like to volunteers and specific interests and motivation.

Lumpy Skin Disease is a transboundary emerging infectious disease

Shagun et al, DownToEarth 2021

This page on Lumpy Skin Disease Genetic Epidemiology is part of the initiative on Genetic Epidemiology of new and Emerging Pathogens in India (genepi)


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The evolution of lumpy skin disease virus

Bani Jolly & Vinod Scaria | Aug 25, 2022

We need to accept that animal and plant health are key to human health and well-being, and forms the basis of One Health. As we move towards industrialised agriculture and animal husbandry in the era of climate change, the need has never been acute for preparedness with newer and better tools like genomics, molecular surveillance and digital technologies to warn, inform, identify and stop emerging pathogens in their tracks.


https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/the-evolution-of-lumpy-skin-disease-virus/article65928113.ece

Why strengthening genomic surveillance is an imperative

Bani Jolly & Vinod Scaria | Aug 06, 2022

Genomic surveillance of pathogens provides interesting insights by following a molecular approach for contact tracing and understanding the transmission of the virus across the world. As cases of monkeypox continue to rise, it is therefore important to strengthen the genomic surveillance for the monkeypox virus. Since data from the present outbreak suggest a sustained human-to-human transmission, continuous genomic surveillance is important to understand the evolution and adaptation of the virus, apart from providing useful data to epidemiologists.

https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/why-genomic-surveillance-imperative-genetic-changes-monkeypox-virus-higher/article65728826.ece

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Resources for Genomic Epidemiology

genepi-box is an automated computational resource for assembly, analysis and sharing of pathogen genomic data including for Monkeypox. The resource is built keeping in mind resource limitations in bioinformatics analysis of pathogen genomes.

Genomic Sequences

The raw genome sequence data from the 2022 outbreak in India is available in the SRA Project PRJNA880745

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