Bird Flu News: Can bird flu spread by eating chicken and eggs? Know the facts related to this disease

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Bird flu is a very fast spreading disease, which mainly preys on birds.
Humans can also come in the grip of bird flu. However, this has happened only in a small number of cases so far.

Bird Flu Myths & Facts: Bird flu is wreaking havoc in Kerala these days. More than 6000 birds have died due to this infection. Because of this, transportation of frozen chicken has been banned in some places. In the midst of the Kovid-19 epidemic, the news of bird flu has increased the tension of the people. Bird flu usually does not spread rapidly among humans, but humans can also become infected when they come in contact with infected birds or other things. At this time, the biggest question in the mind of most people is whether bird flu can spread to humans by eating eggs and chicken. Know the facts about this.

What is bird flu?

World Health Organization (WHO) According to the Avian influenza (H5N1) is called bird flu. It is mainly a disease of birds, which is caused by several types of influenza virus. Avian influenza is a highly contagious disease affecting wild birds and poultry, occasionally infecting humans. So far, all the cases of bird flu that have been reported in humans, their link has been seen from Poultry.

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Does bird flu spread by eating chicken and eggs?

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Of Report It is safe to eat properly cooked eggs and chicken. There is no danger of spreading bird flu from this. However, these things should be cleaned properly and should be eaten only after cooking properly. Proper processing, proper handling of poultry, and proper cooking provide protection against viruses and bacteria, including avian influenza. If these things are kept in mind while eating and drinking, then there is no danger.

Can bird flu spread rapidly in humans?

If you look at the WHO data, it is known that the case of human infection with bird flu was first reported in Vietnam in 2003, this disease has caused human infections and deaths in 15 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. has been responsible for. So far 356 people have died in many countries due to bird flu and cases of more than 600 people getting infected have been reported. Based on this, it can be said that bird flu does not usually spread to humans, but can spread when it comes in direct contact with an infected bird.

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