Ahead of Eid Al Adha, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has issued a warning against the risks of diseases caused by unsafe slaughtering of sacrificial animals.
MoHAP says, the Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) virus is one of the most rampant and critical disease, the cases of which rise closer to Eid Al Adha.
The authority advises that if a person is infected with the virus, they should be report it within 24 hours. CCHF symptoms include fever, muscle pain, dizziness, neck pain and stiffness, back pain, headaches, eye inflammation and sensitivity to light.
Dr. Fatima Al Attar, Director, International Health Regulations and Pandemic Control Office, says, “Crimean Fever is transmitted to humans through a tick bite, or by direct contact with the blood or tissues of infected animals during or immediately after slaughter.”
“MoHAP was cooperating with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, the Abu Dhabi Health Authorities, the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, and the country’s municipalities to ensure the health and safety of the people. This includes encouraging healthy practices while dealing with sacrificial animals, in a way that prevents the spread of diseases such as Crimean fever”, says Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centres and Clinics.
Both private and public sectors in Dubai will get four holidays on 9, 10, 11, and 12 of Dhu Al Hijjah on the occasion of Eid Al Adha in August.