The National Institute of Health (NIH) has issued an alert about the possible spread of the Congo virus ahead of Eid ul Azha, in part due to the close proximity of sacrificial animals on Eid.

101 cases of the Congo virus were reported across the country in the past year, reports Samaa News.

NIH has alerted concerned departments to be on high alert and take necessary precautions.


The advisory states that increased contact between people and sacrificial animals may facilitate the spread of the Congo virus.

“People should wear light-colored clothes so that ticks on clothes can be easily detected,” the advisory┬ástresses.