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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?
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?
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.