11-year-old girl dies of bird flu in Delhi The first event in the country


  • Deaths from bird flu earlier this year
  • Confirmed at the Institute of Virology, Pune
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New Delhi: An 11-year-old boy from Haryana died of bird flu in Delhi. This is the first case of bird flu in humans in India. This is also the first death from avian influenza this year. The baby was pronounced dead at the AIIMS hospital in Delhi.

The National Institute of Virology in Pune has confirmed the presence of the H5N1 virus in the body of a child. The child was examined by Kovid and tested negative and the sample was sent to the Institute of Virology in Pune. The boy was admitted to the hospital on July 2 with pneumonia. Employees who came into contact with the child were monitored. The team from the National Center for Disease Control has gone to a village in Haryana to look for more cases of bird flu near the boy’s home.

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In the first months of 2021, the birds flocked to various states in the country. It also happened in Haryana. However, the H5N8 virus, which is less dangerous to humans, was found in these birds. The Center had issued alerts in Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. As a precautionary measure, chickens and ducks were euthanized in several states.

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The presence of the avian influenza virus was also detected in some samples analyzed in Delhi. As a precautionary measure in some states, the sale of chicken was prohibited for some time in some areas.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that the H5N1 virus is rarely seen in humans. However, the virus infects the respiratory system of birds and can cause serious illness and death. Although the virus is transmitted to humans, it is less likely to be transmitted to others. There is no evidence that the virus is transmitted through cooked food. At the same time, it is important to note that the bird flu virus has a mortality rate of around 60 percent.

On the night of the festival, the bush was empty.

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