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Punjab Health Department Issues Threat Alert Over Congo Virus Outbreak


With a surge in Congo virus cases, the Punjab Health Department has issued a threat alert across the province, urging vigilance and preventive measures to curb its spread.

According to the circular disseminated by the health department, the Congo virus situation in Punjab has taken a serious turn, necessitating urgent and coordinated efforts to address the escalating crisis. District Health Officers have been tasked with the crucial responsibility of promptly identifying and reporting suspected cases to higher authorities, facilitating timely intervention and containment measures.

The looming risk of the Congo virus outbreak is particularly pronounced during the upcoming months, spanning from April to July, as indicated by reports and epidemiological data. This period is historically characterized by heightened transmission rates of the virus, posing a significant public health challenge that demands proactive measures to mitigate its impact.

Livestock authorities have been urged to implement stringent me
asures to safeguard public health, including the relocation of cattle markets away from densely populated residential areas. Additionally, special emphasis has been placed on the need to establish temporary cattle markets outside urban centers during Eid-ul-Azha festivities to minimize the risk of virus transmission among animals and humans alike.

The health department’s proactive approach underscores the importance of early detection, swift response, and community cooperation in combating the Congo virus threat. Authorities are working diligently to ensure public safety and mitigate the risk of a widespread outbreak across the province.

Source: Pro Pakistani