11-year-old boy from Gurgaon dies of bird flu: Health, animal husbandry depts on alert

After an 11-year-old boy from Gurgaon died of H5N1 avian influenza or chicken flu at AIIMS, Delhi, on Tuesday, the Gurgaon well being and animal husbandry departments have began to survey the realm across the youngster’s residence at Chakkarpur village and poultry farms within the district.

In line with officers, a survey was began inside a 10-km radius of Chakkarpur village after officers obtained data on the confirmed case.

“A complete of 17 groups are working to survey the village in addition to an space of 10 km round it. These groups, constituted by the well being division, are going from home to deal with to get data concerning any signs of chicken flu that they could have skilled,” mentioned Dr Punita Gehlawat, deputy director, animal husbandry division.

“As well as, groups from the animal husbandry division are additionally repeatedly checking poultry farms within the district. There are a complete of 28 groups fashioned particularly for this objective,” she mentioned.

Deputy Commissioner Yash Garg appealed to residents of the district to right away alert the animal husbandry division about any “sick or lifeless birds”.

“There isn’t a hazard in consuming well-cooked hen or egg as, in accordance with specialists, the virus will get destroyed at a temperature of 70 levels Celsius. Folks ought to primarily keep away from coming in touch with chickens and sick birds. Keep away from consuming non-veg within the chicken flu affected space, and seek the advice of a physician instantly in the event you discover signs,” he mentioned.

This was the primary recorded loss of life as a result of an infection in India this 12 months.

Garg has additionally issued an advisory for poultry farmers and people related to the poultry enterprise, stating they need to not are available in direct contact with chickens and will use gloves or different protecting tools. “Don’t contact the feathers, mucus, and burrows of birds. In case of contact for any cause, instantly wash arms totally with cleaning soap and preserve the chickens within the shed. Kill contaminated birds and eliminate them safely,” states the advisory.

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