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Sindh Health Department Issues Congo Alert in Karachi

Karachi (July 18, 2018): Health Department of Sindh has issued a Congo alert in Karachi, before Eid-ul-Adha.

Provincial health department has decided to set up medical camps in all minor and major cattle markets of Karachi, including Super Highwa Cattle Market.According to Dr. Tahir Aziz, director of health, Karachi, all the district health officers and veterinary doctors will examine cattle in market. Also, instructions has been given to cattle owners and slaughter men to take precautionary measures. Director health Karachi has also instructed visitors  to take precautionary measures, specially with kids in order to avoid suffering. According to Dr. Tariq Aziz, Congo Virus transmits to humans from a particular animal.

Congo virus has claimed lives of five people in the past year.

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