LAKKI MARWAT - The District Livestock Department conducted the anti-Congo virus spray in the cattle market of the city on Sunday.

Under the supervision of the in-charge mobile veterinary health unit Dr Mubarak the livestock workers launched the spray as part of preventive measures to stop spread of Congo virus.

Dr Mubarak told this scribe that the workers sprayed insecticides in the cattle market to remove and kill ticks on the bodies of animals.

“The Congo fever is a tick borne disease and it may affect humans,” he said adding the disease could prove fatal both for animals and humans if preventive measures were not taken on time.

“The livestock department’s workers also held awareness sessions to educate cattle keepers about the hazardous affects of Congo virus,” he maintained.

He called upon the cattle keepers to act upon the advices of livestock experts to safeguard their animals from diseases.