Congo Virus in Pakistan: Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Even Doctors started getting infected by Congo Virus in Pakistan…It’s better to protect yourself than cure as there is no vaccine available for either people or Animals.

What is Congo Virus ?

Congo Virus “Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever” is a widespread tick-borne viral disease which is usually prevalent in the Asia, Middle East, Africa and the Balkan States.This dangerous disease is carried by several domestic and wild animals.

How are People Getting Infected by Congo Virus in Pakistan ?

People normally get infected by Congo Virus in Pakistan by getting a bite from infected ticks or having a contact with infected animals/people blood.

The majority of People getting infected by Congo Virus in Pakistan are involved in the Livestock Industry like slaughterhouse workers or agricultural workers.

Congo Virus Symptoms ?

According to news about Congo Virus in Bahawalpur, Infected people showing the symptoms of high fever, sore throat and diarrhea for almost 5-6 Days.

WHO explains it’s symptoms in this way: an Affected person may show symptoms such as fever, muscle ache, dizziness, neck pain and stiffness, headache, sore eyes and abnormal sensitivity to light.

How to Diagnose Congo Virus in Pakistan ?

It can be detected by different laboratory tests such as serum neutralization, antigen detection, virus isolation by cell culture and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.

Diagnosis in affected individuals is proceeded by RNA detection in Blood and tissue samples because the patients in the starting do not usually develop a measurable antibody response.

But the Blood samples presents an extreme risk and should only proceed under maximum biological containment conditions.

How to Protect Yourself from this Virus ?

As we all knows that It is very difficult to get cured of this dangerous virus so it’s better to protect yourself especially if you are living near animals or hospitals by following these pieces of advice given from experts…

1: Wear Long sleeves and Long Trousers (protective clothing)
2: Wear Light Color clothes so you can easily detect ticks on your clothes.
3: Use approved anti-ticks on your clothes for instantly killing ticks.
4: Regularly check your clothes for ticks, if you found one remove them safely.
5: Avoid visiting the areas where ticks are abundant like farm houses, slaughterhouses.
6: Wear Protective Clothing or gloves while dealing with animals or their tissues.
7: Avoid close physical contacts with CCHF infected people.
8: Wear protective clothing or gloves while taking care of infected people.
9: Wash Hands or take a Bath after visiting or caring infected People.

Hope you take care of yourself and avoid visiting the mentioned places these days.

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