The World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued an alert regarding bird flu and termed it as a new threat to the world. Bird flu is called avian influenza, which infects seabirds, ducks, chickens, etc. It is a serious disease caused by infection with the avian influenza type A virus. This disease can infect birds as well as humans. WHO said that bird flu is a zoonotic virus, so at present, the risk of its spread is high in animals. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, infection with the bird flu virus can cause illness in humans ranging from no symptoms or mild illness to severe illness. If the situation is serious, the victim may also die. WHO advises to not touch any dead or sick wild animals during this time and also report them to the local authorities. Signs and symptoms of bird flu include very high fever, muscle soreness, severe upper back pain, headache, cough and shortness of breath, diarrhea, abdominal pain, blood in the sputum, pain in chest, bleeding nose or gums, and eye drop.
Today: December 10, 2023