Congo virus is a fatal disease that spreads through a tick bite. The viral disease has been spreading rapidly throughout the world and is claiming lives. Recently, Congo virus was observed in animals, through them, it can even spread to humans. Above all, a large number of animal population has the high risk of the fatal disease. The fatality rate can be as high as 40%. Ironically, the disease can affect the whole population of animals present in markets and is transmitted human to human as well, thus raising the death toll in human lives. The public should be careful regarding the purchase of animals before Eid as a report showed that plenty of animals were affected by the virus. I request the government to look into the issue to solve it soon. 

FIDA ZAMAN BALOCH,  

Turbat, August 21.