Risk of contracting Congo virus from Sacrificial animals Ahead of Eid ul Adha

Islamabad: As sacrificial animals pour into cities before Eid ul Adha, health experts warn the people of the risk of contracting Congo Virus from cattle and other sacrificial animals.

It is stated by health expert Dr. Gulzar Malik that Congo fever could become grave concern if preventive measure are not taken properly. Prior vaccination is recommended and an use an antiseptic spray before the slaughter of animal.

Congo Virus in Pakistan

Cow, bulls,goats and other sacrificial animals of KPK and Gilgit-Baltistan have greater chances of carrying this deadly virus and ticks.

All the buyers and the butchers should adopt preventive measure during their purchase of animals. Cover your bodies and never expose at all during a visit to Mandi.

‪#‎GovernorSindh‬ Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan has directed for foolproof security arrangements and provision of all facilities to the buyers and sellers of sacrificial animals at the Central ‪#‎CattleMandi‬ at Superhighway.

This he directed while presiding over a meeting to review arrangements for ‪#‎CattleMarket‬ at Super Highway.

Commissioner Karachi, Acting Station Commander Malir, Secretary Governor Sindh, Secretary Home, Secretary Local Government, Secretary Live stock, Officers of KMC, Police, Traffic Police, KW&SB and other departments also attended the meeting.

Governor Sindh further directed to ensure regular daily spray and vaccination of animals to control the threat of ‪#‎CongoVirus‬ and other diseases.

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