Mumbai: Even as the state continues to deal with the fallout of Covid-19 pandemic, another viral disease has threatened to make matters worse. The state has reported confirmed cases of avian influenza aka bird flu, prompting authorities to put all districts on alert for any suspicious deaths of birds.
Is bird flu in Maharashtra 2020?
Bird flu spreads to 11 states
The disease has been confirmed in states including Rajasthan, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Gujarat.
Is bird flu still around in Maharashtra?
Bird flu has made a return to the state of Maharashtra as over 3000 birds have died all of a sudden in Thane’s Biloli village.
Is bird flu going around?
Rare, limited, non-sustained, human-to-human transmission of A(H5N1) viruses has occurred in other countries in the past. No known human-to-human transmission has occurred with the A(H5N1) virus lineage that is currently circulating in birds in the United States and globally.
Which areas are affected by bird flu?
It is rare for people to get infected with bird flu viruses, but it can happen. Two types, H5N1 and H7N9, have infected some people during outbreaks in Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Middle East, and parts of Europe.
Is there bird flu in India now?
India reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus on a poultry research farm in the northeastern state of Bihar, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, as reported by news agency Reuters.
Is bird flu active in India?
India has reported outbreaks of avian influenza A(H5N1) in poultry farms every year since it was first reported in a poultry farm in Maharashtra State in February 2006.
Does the UK have bird flu?
Bird flu is a seasonal occurrence in the UK, as some wild migratory birds bring the virus with them during winter. The disease can then spread to populations in farms and wildlife sanctuaries when wild birds mix with captive ones.
Is bird flu a threat?
While bird flu usually poses no threat to humans, instances of transmission of bird flu to humans have been reported since 1997, and over 100 people were infected in an outbreak that began in Southeast Asia in mid-2003.
What causes the bird flu?
Bird flu occurs naturally in wild waterfowl and can spread into domestic poultry, such as chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese. The disease is transmitted via contact with an infected bird’s feces, or secretions from its nose, mouth or eyes.