Experts downplay Congo virus spread


Experts have downplayed fears of Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) with regards to sacrificial animals, a local media outlet reported on Monday.

Ticks stop laying their eggs when the temperature crosses 34 degrees Celsius causing the virus to lose its severity since the Congo virus is tick-borne, they explained.

Infection causes symptoms such as muscle pain, dizziness, vomiting, high fever and sensitivity to light. Death may occur if urgent medical care is not provided.

Experts explained that people can be infected with the virus if they come in touch with the saliva or blood of an infected animal but that people need not fear the virus since temperatures in Pakistan are high during the summers.




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