Sacrificial animals from Balochistan, KP suspected of carrying Congro virus

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Amanullah Khan

Karachi—The sacriticial animals coming from Balochistan and KPK to different sacrificial markes including Karachi are suspicious of carrying congo virus.
This was disclosed by Sindh Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Muhammad Ali Malkani here today while addressing at a seminar organized by Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on prevention from Congo virus in animals ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. The seminar was also attend Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Sheikh, Faisal Jamal Dashti, Hanif Gohar, Vice Presidents FPCCI and others. The minister said that virus cannot be diagnosed easily and for the purpose laboratory test was necessary. The minister said that he was visiting various cattle markets in Karachi to aware the people about this virus. But he said it was not easy task to keep away from this, he added.
He admitted that vaccination or spray each vehicle carrying cattle into the city was not possible. However, for the purpose a camp had been set up at Sohrab Goth, the entry point to main city areas, he added. The minister said that small animals were more prone to this disease.

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