PESHAWAR, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 23th August, 2016) : The Livestock Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has established 130 check posts across the province for prevention of Congo virus where 529 employees have been deployed for conducting spray in cattle markets and pen. The Livestock Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in wake of the information of the affecting of people from Congo virus in some areas of Punjab and Balochistan has initiated emergency based suitable steps for the prevention of the disease in the province.
Furthermore, the staff is not only performing durties on check posts, but also going to cattle markets and cattle pens for conducting spray to prevent the disease in an effective manner. The Livestock Department (Extension Wing) in a recent communique has elaborated details regarding the disease that Congo virus is spread through a virus, which transferred from one animal to another through a specific high loma. The disease can also spread through the blood or silva of the affected person.
Through the communique, the department has also directed for adopting preventive measures regarding the disease especially the persons having links with veterinary sector, farmers, traders and those working in the slaughter houses for adoting protective measures on priority basis. Neither the loma should be touched with naked hands, nor it should be from the cattle through hands and they should be cleansed while taking children to cattle markets should be avoided.
Besides, these protective measures, the farmers should wear light coloured clothes, so the neeling loma should become visible while spray could be conducted in the cattle pens. Similarly, gloves should also be wore while slaughtering the cattles and taking of care in taking up the blood, hide and other liquid parts of the animals and in case of injuries, suitable protective measures should be adopted before putting hands on the cattles.