The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued an advisory on the prevention and control of Congo fever in view of the possible threat of Eid-ul-Adha.
Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), abbreviated as Congo fever, is spread by a dangerous type of virus.
According to the advisory, the risk of Congo fever increases significantly due to increased movement of sacrificial animals before Eid al-Adha.
Crowds in cattle markets and direct contact with animals are also likely to increase the risk of spreading the Congo virus.
The purpose of this advisory is to inform human and animal health organizations so that timely steps can be taken to prevent and control Congo fever and Cove 19.
According to the advisory, there is currently no Congo fever vaccine available, so the general public should pay attention to the following guidelines for the prevention and control of the disease.
Follow these Safety Instructions
- Wear full sleeves and light colored clothing when visiting cattle markets.
- Use gloves, masks and hand sanitizers and keep a reasonable distance from others. Take special care of hand hygiene.
- Avoid all crowded places, including large family gatherings and animal sacrifices on Eid
- Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after touching animals.