Congo virus is spreading in Pakistan prior to Eid ul Azha. Many people are not taking this seriously.
“I know about the Congo virus, but the act of sacrificing animals has God’s blessings. I don’t think much about the disease. Everything happens with the permission of God,” said Muhammad Rabi who was looking after his cow outside his home.
He further said “I have been sacrificing animals since my childhood and the threat of Congo virus has always been there. God will protect me on this Eidul Azha too.”
Also in the Bakra Mandi, most of the people know about Congo Virus but they are still not ready to take any precautionary measures.
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Health authorities and livestock department collaborated and established medical camps in Bakra Mandi to ensure that the sacrificial animals are healthy.
Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha from University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) said that government developed an online portal for mass awareness of people. He said, “Sacrifice is a religious obligation for all Muslims, but they should also take care of themselves while handling and slaughtering animals.”
Professor Ghiasun Nabi Tayyab from Lahore General Hospital Principal said that Congo virus is a fatal disease. He informed that “No vaccine has been made so far to treat the fever, thus we should all be very careful.” The ticks live in the blood of the animals that can come into human beings via physical contact.