Congo Fever cases surge in Afghanistan ahead of Eid

As Eid al-Adha approaches, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning about the rising number of Congo fever cases in Afghanistan.

In a video message, Mohammad Omar Mashal, a WHO official in Afghanistan, urged citizens to use gloves, masks, and protective clothing when handling cattle, sheep, and other livestock. According to him, the disease is transmitted from animals to humans.

Mashal identified several symptoms of Congo fever, including high fever, headache, muscle pain, back pain, red eyes, sensitivity to light, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, insomnia, and irritability.

This warning comes as many Afghans prepare to slaughter various animals, such as cattle, sheep, and goats, in celebration of Eid al-Adha.