The National Institute of Health (NIH) has issued an alert expressing concern about the potential spread of the Congo virus due to sacrificial animals on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha.

According to a report on Thursday, the NIH advised that concerned departments should be on high alert and take necessary precautions. According to the NIH, 101 cases of the Congo virus were reported across the country in the past year.

On the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, there is a fear that the virus may spread due to increased proximity to sacrificial animals.

The advisory states that increased contact between people and sacrificial animals may facilitate the spread of the Congo virus. It is important to take precautionary measures to stay safe from the Congo virus.

In the advisory, citizens and concerned departments are instructed to remain vigilant and take necessary steps. “People should wear light-colored clothes so that ticks on clothes can be easily detected,” the advisory reads.