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July 25, 2021

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India reports its first bird flu death of 2021

India experiences its first chicken flu loss of life of 2021 | Information

New Delhi: India reported its first chicken flu loss of life of this 12 months when a 12-year-old boy, present process remedy for H5N1 Avian influenza, handed away on the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The incident befell on Tuesday (July 20) and the boy died at AIIM’s pediatric division.
“The 12-year-old boy being handled on the hospital’s D5 ward was discovered to be contaminated with H5N1 (Avian flu) after the prognosis. The boy was affected by leukemia and pneumonia. He was below remedy and admitted to the ICU of AIIMS in Delhi,” AIIMS officers stated. “All employees who had publicity to him ought to monitor themselves for any indicators and signs of flu and may report if any are current,” AIIMS officers stated.
Whereas present process remedy, assessments for COVID-19 and influenza have been performed. “His samples examined damaging for COVID-19. It got here out optimistic for influenza however was non-typable. It was despatched to Nationwide Institute of Virology, Pune, the place they confirmed it to be optimistic for H5N1 avian influenza,” a supply stated. Particulars of the case have been conveyed to the Nationwide Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) and their staff has began contact tracing and to see if there are any extra instances with comparable signs with whom the kid has are available in contact, the supply stated.
What’s chicken flu?
H5N1 stands for Extremely Pathogenic Asian Avian Influenza (H5N1) Virus. Avian influenza is a pressure of the influenza virus that primarily infects birds, however can even infect people. The sort of flu is most frequently contracted by contact with sick birds. It may also be handed from individual to individual. In keeping with WHO, human instances of H5N1 are uncommon but when contaminated, the mortality fee is about 60%.
Virtually all instances of H5N1 an infection in individuals have been related to shut contact with contaminated stay or lifeless birds, or H5N1-contaminated environments. Contaminated birds shed avian influenza virus of their saliva, mucous and feces. Human infections with chicken flu viruses can occur when sufficient virus will get into an individual’s eyes, nostril or mouth, or is inhaled. 
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