Are you in contact with birds? Do you suffer from dry cough or sore throat? You might be having bird flu! Bird flu when left untreated can lead to many serious diseases like kidney failure. It can even lead to death! You can treat bird flu when you know its symptoms. What are the symptoms? Read on…
Like humans, birds too get infected with flu. Bird flu is a disease that can kill human beings. You can be safe from bird flu when you know its symptoms.
What is bird flu?
Bird flu is a type of influenza virus that spreads from bird to bird. There are 2 strains that have most recently affected human beings. They are H5N1 and H7N9.
To all the residents of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh!
Bird flu has been found in 2 poultry farms in the Ranga Reddy district in Telangana.
The district’s animal husbandry department found hundreds of dead chicken in 2 poultry farms last week. To find out the cause, several samples were sent to the High-Security Animal Disease Lab situated at Bhopal. It was found that the birds had been infected by bird flu (H5N1 virus).
The government has decided to kill 2 lakh birds. Presently they are killing 80,000 birds in the poultry farm where the bird flu was detected and then they will kill 45,000 birds from the neighbouring farms.
Dr. Vamsi Krishna Reddy, Assistant Veterinary Surgeon of Ranga Reddy district said that they might also kill the birds in the Thorrur village where the operation is presently going on. To dump the dead birds, pits are being dug.
The government has also asked the officials who have come in contact with birds, to seek immediate medical attention.
How can human beings get bird flu?
When people come in contact with birds infected with bird flu, people acquire bird flu. Bird flu can even pass from an infected person to another person.
People can get infected with bird flu when they come in contact with bird through their skin, faeces, saliva or feathers.
Chicken and turkeys are most likely to get infected by bird flu.
91 people died because of bird flu.
What are the symptoms of bird flu?
The symptoms of bird flu are similar to the symptoms of other types of flu.
The symptoms of bird flu are as follows:
- Dry cough
- High fever that measures 100.4° or above
- Sore throat
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Troubled sleep
- Loss of appetite
Watch out if you have come in contact with birds and if you suffer from above symptoms. It might indicate bird flu. Contact a doctor immediately!
What happens when you ignore the symptoms of bird flu?
When a person ignores the symptoms of bird flu, he can suffer from various other serious diseases such as the following:
- Respiratory problems
- Organ failure like kidney failure
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News Courtesy: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/bird-flu-alert-in-telangana-ap-two-lakh-birds-to-be-culled/
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