ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 15th Augst,2016) : A district-level campaign to stop spreading of Congo virus has been kicked off at a veterinary hospital in Katlang, Mardan. According to officials, animals would be sprayed during the campaign to protect them from the attack of Congo virus, reported a private news channel. A ceremony was held in veterinary hospital Katlang which was attended by farmers, local government representatives and general public.
Talking to private news channel, Veterinary Doctor Misal Khan informed that Congo virus transmits from animals to human beings and to stop spreading of Congo, animals in houses and cattle markets should be sprayed during the campaign. He said since animals are being slaughtered during Eid-ul- Azha on large scale, there are more chances of spreading of the virus. Dr. Misal Khan said that usually the Congo fever transmitted to human being through insects found in the body of animals, which usually suck blood from animals. "If somebody tries to remove the insect from animals' body with his/her hand and its blood enters into a human body through a wound, the virus gets transmitted to human body," he explained.