Bird Flu now in 9 states - Must Know info
Precautions to observe
Avoid consuming uncooked or partially cooked eggs and chicken. Avoid coming in direct or close contact with infected poultry. The virus can enter your body if you touch your eyes, nose or mouth after touching the infected bird. You can also get the virus if you touch a surface contaminated with the birds' excretions, such as their faeces or saliva. The virus can also be transmitted from large infected droplets in air when in close contact with the infected bird.
Common symptoms observed:
The common symptoms of bird flu in humans are: Running nose, sneezing, or sore throat in the initial stage, while in the later stages the virus can cause fever, fatigue, body pain, chills, dry cough, and headache.
H5N1 has a fatality rate of 60 per cent, and, like other viruses, those with comorbidities or aged above 65 are the most vulnerable. Pregnant women and infants aged below 2 are also vulnerable to the infection.
Be careful all. Esp educate children as they play outside. more