Avian influenza alludes to the illness brought about by disease with avian (bird) flu (influenza). This is spread through Type A Viruses. These infections happen normally among migratory birds worldwide and can taint homegrown poultry and other fledgling and bird species. Avian seasonal infections don’t regularly taint people. Nonetheless, irregular human contaminations with bird flu have happened.
A few states in India are scrambling to contain bird flu, including Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, and Maharashtra. Before you start panicking, read all you need to know about Bird Flu.
History of Bird Flu in India
All you need to know about Bird Flu history.
According to the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, bird flu has been witnessed in India in 2006, 2012, 2015, and now 2021. According to the site of the National Health Program, no humans have died yet in India.
According to the site of the National Health Program, this bird flu infection has not been seen in humans yet in India. However, the system of its treatment has been taken care of by the government. Under the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program running under the National Center for Disease Control, Delhi, many diseases including bird flu are being monitored across the country.
Symptoms of Bird Flu
Symptoms of Bird Flu start appearing within a few days, which is faster than COVID-19. The symptoms are:
- Not able to breathe fully
- Cough Accumulation
- Body Numbness
- Pain in the Body
- Stomach Ache
Precautions of Bird Flu
This virus occurs naturally in birds. It spreads rapidly in chickens. Even if the infected bird is dead, it reaches the human body by eating it. The astonishing fact about this virus is that it can live for 10 days in the feces and saliva of the infected bird. It does not end even if the eggs are boiled.
People who are associated with poultry farming etc. are at the highest risk of getting caught by this virus. Apart from this, the virus engulfs the raw or undercooked chicken or eggs, and those coming in contact with infected birds.
Treatment of Bird Flu
It is treated with antiviral drugs. The medicines have to be consumed within 48 hours of symptoms appearing. If anyone gets infected in the house, then the remaining families are also required to take these medicines. Regardless of whether or not other families have symptoms of the disease.