So far, four states of the country have confirmed bird flu. Bird flu has spread in Himachal, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Kerala. In Karnataka, Gujarat and Haryana people are also suffering from the death of birds.
New Delhi: During the Corona epidemic, another disease has spread fear, this disease is bird flu. The alarm of its horror is that the central government has made a control room in Delhi.
Through this, the situation of bird flu in the country will be monitored. Currently, bird flu has been confirmed in birds killed in four states Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala.
The government says that this disease has spread due to migratory birds that come in winter. No cases of infection have spread to humans through bird flu so far.
What is the status of bird flu in the country at present?
There is a stir in 7 states due to bird flu. Bird flu has been confirmed in 4 states. The samples from birds of Rajasthan, Kerala and MP have been found positive in the High Security Animal Disease Lab of Bhopal, in which H5N8 virus of bird flu has been found. While H5N1 virus has been found in Himachal’s sample. Chickens and ducks are being killed on a large scale after the confirmation of bird flu in Kerala. On the other hand, alert has also been issued in Jammu and Kashmir and Tamil Nadu. Samples of birds are being taken from these states.
What is bird flu virus?
The virus, which spreads from birds to each other, is highly contagious. It has many strains but the most dangerous strain is H5N1.
How dangerous is bird flu to humans?
Cases of this virus are rarely seen in humans, but there is less possibility of decision of this virus from one person to another. How dangerous the bird flu is, it can be estimated that the death rate of this virus in humans is about 60%.
The first case of bird flu in humans came in Hong Kong in the year 1997. Along with this, no evidence has been found so far that if a bird infected with bird flu has been cooked properly, then the infection is spread by eating it.
How is a bird flu patient treated?
Bird flu patients require treatment under special care. A bird flu patient is treated by keeping them in the hospital. Anti-viral drug oseltamivir can give relief to a patient infected with bird flu. But this vaccine is not readily available. People working in poultry farms need to take special precautions for this.
What are the symptoms of bird flu?
Symptoms are usually apparent 2–8 days after becoming infected. Infected people experience common flu-like symptoms. Those symptoms include high fever, cough, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, headache, joint pain, insomnia and eye infection. Children also get the same symptoms. These viral infections can lead to pneumonia and sometimes even respiratory problems. Bird flu causes a very aggressive form of pneumonia which is often fatal.
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