Bird Flu (Avian influenza )outbreak turned into a concern in the primary seven day stretch of January after many states began announcing bizarre passing of an enormous number of birds — wild, migratory, and poultry.
The number of states and Union Territories recording avian influenza outbreak has gone up to nine after Delhi and Maharashtra revealed affirmed instances of bird flu influenza. Different states to report avian flu are Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, and Kerala. Haryana has announced the most extreme passing of birds — over four lakhs in recent weeks.
The government has given an alarm to all states’ notice of the chance of transmission to humans. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture has gathered the animal husbandry authorities to address the concerns over India’s avian influenza outbreak.
Avian influenza outbreak turned into a concern in the primary seven day stretch of January after many states began announcing bizarre passing of an enormous number of birds — wild, migratory, and poultry. The samples were tried and discovered to be an instance of contamination brought about by the Influenza Type-A virus, H5N1, a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) variation.
How can bird flu act as a threat to humans?
The viral strain, H5N1, has a background marked by spreading over to people from birds. Another variety known as H7N9 is deadly for humans. However, the occasions of bird flu influenza among people have been extraordinary.
The initially recorded avian influenza outbreak among people was in 1996-97 in Hong Kong and China. The death rate has been high, notwithstanding, in every single human spell. Six of 18 cases in Hong Kong had prompted demise.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says human instances of avian influenza happen “sporadically,” yet when it occurs, the death rate is around 60%. Human race outbreak is frequently seen with infections brought about by viruses new or not known to human bodies.
The human-to-human transmission is “difficult”, as indicated by the WHO, which says, the H5N1 transforming and representing a pandemic danger among people.