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Over 300 People Affected by Congo Virus in Afghanistan in 2019

Over 300 People Affected by Congo Virus in Afghanistan in 2019

KABUL – More than 300 people have been affected by Congo virus in Afghanistan since the start of 2019, officials said Wednesday.
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is a viral disease, and the virus is typically spread by tick bites of contact with livestock carrying the disease.
Shahwali Marufi, an official at the Public Health Ministry, said that 32 people have died due to the disease.
According to statement by the same official, 22 cases of the disease were registered during Eid al-Adha,.
The official blamed the negligence in the way the animals were kept and slaughtered for the rise in the disease.
He said that people should wear gloves, mask and protective dress while slaughtering animals in order to avoid the virus.
(Sahar News)

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