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Awareness Programs on Congo Virus

With growing risk of Congo Virus, experts have finally decided to create awareness in the public and to take special preventive measures during Eid-ul-Azha 2016 in Pakistan against the Congo virus transmission from sacrificial animals.

In order to reduce the risk of the tick-to-human transmission, people should wear protective clothing like long sleeves or long trousers and light colored clothes for easy detection of ticks on the clothing. In addition, people should also use improved chemicals, which are intended to kill ticks on their clothing. People should also use approved repellents on the skin and clothing with regular examination of any ticks apparent. Personally you should always avoid areas where the ticks are abundant and seasons when they are most active.

In order to reduce the risk of animal-to-human transmission, people should wear gloves and other protective clothing while handling the animals or their tissues in endemic areas, specifically during slaughtering, butchering and culling procedures at home or at slaughter houses. In addition, people should avoid physical contact with CCHF-infected people, wear gloves and protective equipment while dealing with ill people. Washing hands should be a regular act after taking care or visiting ill people.

Congo virus is primarily transmitted to people from ticks and livestock animals. On the other hand, human transmission can only occur in case of very close contact with blood, secretions, etc. It’s a widely known disease caused by a tick-borne virus. It is hoped that people of Pakistan will follow all these precautions and stay safe.

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