Prevalence of Congo Virus in Pakistan – Biological Times

Prevalence of Congo Virus in Pakistan

Publication Date : 08-07-2024

Author(s) :

Nouman Tariq, Ahmad Raza, Ayesha Quddus, Baheej-un-Nisa, Abdul Raheem.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 3
Issue 6
(07 - 2024)

Abstract :

Congo virus is one of the major issues of livestock in Pakistan, especially during the last decade. It spreads through ticks present on infected animal hide. This virus is zoonotic in nature. It exists mostly in normal humidity. Many cities in Punjab, Pakistan have faced outbreaks because their environment is Congo-loving. It first came in Pakistan in 1976. Its mortality rate is 10 to 40%. It mainly attacks on immune cells of the host. People with poor immune systems are more susceptible. Head and joint pain along with fever are major signs of Congo. Congo virus works to control the processes of the host known as central carbon and energy metabolism. Antibody tests are used to diagnose Congo fever. There is no specific vaccine for the Congo virus. Hence precautionary measures are important.

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