What is the pest-spreading Congo fever that spread infection in Gujarat, Maharashtra had to issue an alert, if skin rashes, then get alerted

What is the pest-spreading Congo fever that spread infection in Gujarat, Maharashtra had to issue an alert, if skin rashes, then get alerted

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  • According to the World Health Organization, Congo fever is a rapidly spreading disease, in 10 to 40% of cases the patient dies.
  • This disease is transmitted to humans when they come in contact with the blood of infected animals or eat their flesh.

Congo fever cases have been reported in some areas of Gujarat. The administration has issued an alert in Palghar, Maharashtra citing this. Dr. Prashant Kamble, Deputy Commissioner of Animal Husbandry Department, has said that this fever has been found in some areas of Gujarat. It is expected to spread in the border areas of Maharashtra. Palghar is located in Valsad district of Gujarat. Know when, why and how the Congo Fever spreads …

Q-1. What is Congo fever and when do you see its symptoms?

  • This viral disease spreads from one animal to another through a special type of insect (Kilni).
  • This disease spreads in humans when exposed to the blood of infected animals or eating the flesh of such animals.
  • If the disease is not detected and treated at the right time, 30% of the patients die.
  • According to the World Health Organization, it takes 6 to 13 days for the symptoms to appear.

Q-2. Where did Congo Fever come from?
The first case of this disease came in 1944 in Crimea, Europe. But in 1956 cases of the same virus were reported in Congo, Africa, so the disease was named full of Crimean-Congo fever. Although colloquially it is called Congo Fever. Now its virus is reaching other countries as well.

Q-3.Which symptoms are alerted?

  • Patients infected with it show symptoms such as fever, muscle pain, headache and dizziness.
  • Some patients have problems with sunlight, swelling in the eyes.
  • Signs of sleeplessness, depression, and abdominal pain also occur 2 to 4 days after infection.
  • Heart rate may also increase with rashes on the mouth, neck and skin.

Q-4. What is its treatment?
According to the World Health Organization, patients are given antiviral drugs when symptoms appear. It is treated both oral and intravenously. 30 percent of its patients die in the second week of illness. If the patient is recovering, then its effect is seen on the 9th-10th day.

No vaccine has been prepared so far. Avoidance of vaccine is the only cure.

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