NEW DELHI: Avian influenza refers to the sickness caused by infection with avian (bird) flu (influenza) Type An infections. These virus happen normally among wild aquatic birds worldwide and can infect domestic poultry and other bird and animal species.
Here is all you want to know about bird flu.
Here is all you need to think about fowl influenza.
- What is Bird Flu : Bird Flu or Avian flu is a viral infection that essentially spread among birds, but can also affect humans
- Initial: Sore throat.Later stage: Fever, muscle torment, body chills, perspiring, headache, dry cough, nasal clog and fatigue
- High-Risk Groups
- Children Under than the age 2 and adults over 65. Those with co-morbiditiesWomen who are pregnant or have as have recently given birth.
- The most effective method to stay safe
Keep sources of exposure like coming in direct or close contact with infected poultryAvoid consuming uncooked or partially cooked chicken and eggsCooking at high heat kills the virusIf in direct contact with birds, influenza antiviral drugs can be taken as preventive measure
No proof of sustained human-to-human transmission of bird flu in India so far
According to the World Health organisation (WHO), cooking of poultry (e.g. chicken, ducks and geese) at or above 70 degree Celsius so that absolutely no meat remains raw and red, is a safe measure to kill the virus in areas with outbreaks in poultry.