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July 27, 2021

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Nothing to panic: Human-to-human bird flu transmission rare, clarifies AIIMS chief Dr Guleria

Nothing to panic: Human-to-human chicken flu transmission uncommon, clarifies AIIMS chief Dr Guleria | Information

New Delhi: AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria on Wednesday (July 21, 2021) stated that human-to-human transmission of the H5N1 virus could be very uncommon and there’s no have to panic. The assertion comes a day after the nation reported its first confirmed demise resulting from avian influenza. AIIMS chief additionally added that there’s nonetheless have to do contact tracing and monitor poultry deaths within the space from the place the kid who died because of the virus was residing. 
On Tuesday, a 12-year-old boy from Haryana, who was contaminated with the H5N1 virus, not too long ago died at AIIMS Delhi. The Nationwide Institute of Virology, Pune had confirmed the an infection, Dr Guelria stated.
“The transmission of the virus from birds to people is uncommon and sustained human-to-human transmission of the H5N1 virus has not but been established and subsequently there is no such thing as a have to panic. However then individuals working carefully with poultry should take precautionary measures and keep correct private hygiene,” Dr Guleria stated.
One other medical knowledgeable and an affiliate professor within the Division of Medication at AIIMS, Dr Neeraj Nischal additionally revealed that there is no such thing as a proof of sustained human-to-human transmission as far as chicken flu is predominately a zoonosis.
“Though few remoted household clusters have been reported, transmission in these clusters might have occurred via frequent publicity and in uncommon state of affairs a really shut bodily contact; there is no such thing as a proof of human-to-human transmission through small-particle aerosols,” he stated.
“Serologic surveys haven’t discovered proof of asymptomatic infections amongst contacts of energetic circumstances and nosocomial transmission to healthcare employees has not been documented,” Dr Nischal stated.
“There isn’t any want to fret if one is consuming correctly cooked poultry merchandise. There isn’t any proof up to now that it may be unfold to individuals via correctly cooked meals. The virus will get destroyed when the meals is cooked at excessive temperature. One ought to keep away from contact with contaminated poultry, particularly ailing or dying chickens,” he stated.
Moreover, AIIMS chief acknowledged that every time H5N1 avian flu influenza circumstances have been reported from poultry, the authorities have taken a number of steps to forestall the unfold of an infection and sort out it early. He additionally added that H5N1 is normally transmitted to poultry via migratory birds and therefore, individuals who work in shut contact with poultry are at excessive danger of getting the an infection.
In the meantime, the 12-year-old boy was admitted to AIIMS on July 2 with pneumonia and leukaemia and died on July 12, an AIIMS supply revealed. “His samples examined detrimental for COVID-19. It got here out constructive for influenza however was non-typable. It was despatched to Nationwide Institute of Virology, Pune, the place they confirmed it to be constructive for H5N1 avian influenza,” the supply had stated.
Moreover, all workers at AIIMS, who have been uncovered to the lifeless particular person, have been requested to watch themselves for any signs of flu and report back to the authorities instantly.
In January, some states like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Chhattisgarh culled poultry birds after the illness was reported.
(With PTI inputs)
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