With the coming of Eid-ul-Adha, the threat of Congo virus started to loom
Karachi: (UrduLight.com) Recently, the death of several people due to Congo virus in Karachi and Balochistan has once again spread the fear of Congo virus. The person who died in Karachi was a butcher.
What exactly is the Congo virus and how does it spread?
Another name of the Congo virus is Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), which first appeared in the region of “Crimea” in 1944. Accordingly, the disease was named Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever.
Congo virus is actually transmitted to humans through the flesh or blood of animals and is usually fatal, it is found in cows, buffaloes, goats, etc. Animals cannot be identified, but while slaughtering animals, their blood or meat sticks to the hands of humans and enters the human body through the nose, mouth or eyes, its attack on humans is very severe. happens .
In countries where meat is eaten and there is lack of sanitation, there is a risk of this disease. Apart from the meat and blood of infected animals, it also enters the blood of humans through the bites of infected animals or insects.
Congo virus symptoms
A person infected with the Congo virus develops a high fever along with body aches, sore throat, red spots on the body, burning eyes, blood platelets begin to decrease rapidly in people suffering from the Congo virus. .
The blood becomes thinner, which may lead to bleeding in the urine, sudden bleeding from the nose and mouth, the patient becomes extremely weak, and internal organs may also be affected, such as the kidneys, liver, or intestines.
How to avoid Congo virus?
Congo virus treatment is possible, but early diagnosis of the virus is necessary for this. Medical experts say that if the virus is detected early, it can be treated better. Taking preventive measures is the only way to avoid Congo. solution, especially when handling meat or slaughtering animals.
It is important to be aware of this before Eid-ul-Zhaa
If you go to buy animals, take care of the clothes, make sure there are no insects etc. on the clothes, in addition, take a bath when returning from the market and change the clothes, be careful at the time of slaughter. Apply
If there is any injury or cut on the hand, cover it first, wear a mask to avoid splashes of blood etc. on the face, also be careful to pick up the skin, bugs on it can transfer this germ to your body. .
Cook the meat well, this virus cannot survive in fully cooked meat, it is only active on raw meat.
Congo virus treatment
Doctors say that its vaccine has not been made yet, so caution is the only way to prevent it, a different type of blood test is done to diagnose it, it is necessary to diagnose it early so that antiviral drugs can be prescribed. Can be used soon.
This virus acts quickly and damages the internal organs, so its immediate treatment is necessary. Therefore, if a person is associated with the profession of butcher or especially nowadays, common people are also close to cattle, if they have a mild fever, PCR test should be done immediately if symptoms of cold, sore throat or body pain appear.
People who come to doctors with these symptoms should also take their history and how close they have been to animals, or their meat. Required .
At a time when everyone is busy buying sacrificial animals for Eid-ul-Azha, it is important to protect them from the Congo virus.