Avian influenza Bird Flu: spreadable to humans: symptoms, causes, prevention
In India, 6 states have confirmed bird flu cases and also samples of some people are being tested for the H5N1 virus. Avian influenza is spreadable to species and can also infect human beings. however, this transmission has not been confirmed so far.
In humans, The fatality rate of the virus is almost 60% and people are suggested to take all precautions.
H5N1 virus symptoms:
- Running nose,
- sneezing, or
- sore throat
in the later stages
- body pain,
- dry cough,
H5N1 virus Precautions
- Don’t eat uncooked or partially cooked eggs and chicken.
- Cook at high heat
- Try to avoid infected poultry
- don’t touch eyes, nose or mouth after touching the infected bird.