Is It Safe To Devour Chicken And Eggs During Bird Flu? Learn From Experts

Tips for ParentBy Onlymyhealth Editorial Team / Jan 13, 2021

What Is Bird Flu? The avian influenza virus H5N1 causes bird flu disease. This virus makes birds and humans their prey. So far birds are considered the primary cause of bird flu, but sometimes it happens from human to human. Along with the havoc of Corona epidemic in the country, the risk of bird flu has also started looming. Many cases of bird flu have been reported in the country. Currently, bird flu cases have been reported in 6 states of the country. Bird flu has been confirmed in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala. The first bird flu cases were reported in Rajasthan.

Avoid eating undercooked chicken or eggs 

Often you have seen eating half fried or half boil an egg. Consuming undercooked eggs or chicken can make you sick. Raw meat or eggs: After buying the chicken from the shop, wear gloves and a face mask. Raw eggs or meat can also infect a human being. You can be exposed to the virus through a contaminated location. So avoid touching anything on poultry farms or shops. Sanitize the hands immediately after touching anything.

Conclusion

Meanwhile, a piece of relief news has also come out, yet the symptoms of bird flu have not been found in humans. At the same time, the central government is again seeing action. The Central Government Animal Husbandry and Dairy Department together are working against bird flu. The two departments together have created a control room in Delhi. From this control room, the steps being taken by the states against bird flu will be monitored.

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