Congo, lumpy skin diseases: Camps set up to spray cattle in Hazara

Our Correspondent
Thursday, Jun 13, 2024

MANSEHRA: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Livestock Department has established camps at cattle markets and transit points to spray animals and sheep to contain the outbreak of Congo and lumpy skin diseases in the upper parts of the Hazara division.

The officials of the department have been spraying cattle and sheep being transported from one place to another at transit points and cattle markets to contain outbreak of diseases transmissible from animals to human beings.

The transit camps have also been established in the Datta area at the Karakoram Highway, Shinkiari and Balakot in Mansehra, and the Judbah area of Torghar, Upper Kohistan, Lower Kohistan and Kolai-Palas districts.

“We have been spraying animals at markets and transit points and also at homes,” District Livestock Officer Dr Ijaz Khan told journalists in Torghar. He said that Congo could prove to be dangerous for human beings as it is transmittable. “The lumpy skink is dangerous for animals but doesn’t significantly affect a human,” he said.