Awareness Seminar On Congo Virus Held


Awareness seminar on Congo virus held

BAHAWALPUR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 27th August, 2016) : A public awareness seminar regarding various preventive measures regarding Congo virus was held here Saturday. The seminar was jointly organized by World Health Organization (WHO) and National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad in connection with Punjab Government's public awareness campaign to create a Congo free environment in the province. Principal Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Professor Dr.

Ajlal Haider Rizvi presided over the seminar while WHO's representatives Dr. Yahya Gulzar and representatives of NIH Islamabad Dr. Mumtaz Khan was the guest of honor. The speakers maintained that Congo fever is an infectious disease which spreads through the prevalence of ticks on animals.

The speakers further said that Punjab Government with the collaboration of various organizations has launched a stringent drive to decimate the ticks from the animal.

Hundreds of mobile and fixed teams have been inspecting cattle farm houses in both urban and rural areas to spray anti-Congo insecticide to create a Congo free environment.

They further maintained that Government of Punjab has constituted special teams of livestock department to detect the prevalence of ticks and their immediate removal through spraying process to protect the economic rights of the consumers during the period of Eid-ul-Azha.

Those who spoke on the occasion include WHO's representative Dr. Yahya Gulzar, Principal QAMC Dr. Ajlal Haider Rizvi, EDO Health Dr. Shahid Khaleeq and others.