Bird Flu: How safe to eat chicken and egg during bird flu

 Bird Flu: How safe to eat chicken and egg during bird flu crisis, know what WHO recommended



Bird Flu: India has recently reported an outbreak of bird flu or avian influenza in various states. 


 So far, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Rajasthan have confirmed the crisis. 


 The Center has issued an advisory and has set up a control room in the National Capital to monitor the situation and contain the spread.  

Bird Flu: How safe to eat chicken and egg during bird flu crisis, know what WHO recommended
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However, no cases of bird flu have been reported so far in humans.  What is bird flu?  According to the World Health Organization, 


it is a type of influenza virus (H5N1 virus) that causes severe respiratory disease in birds.




Bird flu infection can occur in a human only when a person makes close contact with an infected bird or animal.  However, the transmission of the infection from person to person has not been reported so far.


 This brings up a question whether it is safe to consume chicken, duck, eggs or any type of poultry during this time?  Let's find out what WHO has recommended.



WHO's advice on eating eggs and chicken:


 A statement on the WHO website reads, "It is safe to eat properly cooked chicken and game birds."  Cook this will kill the virus of chicken.WHO recommends to maintain complete hygiene in eating and preparing chicken and eggs.


 "A large number of human infections with the H5N1 virus have been associated with domesticating slaughterhouses before cooking and subsequent diseased or dead birds. 


These efforts represent the highest risk of human infection and are the most important to avoid, according to the WHO.  according.


 Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Minister Giriraj Singh recently said that there is nothing to worry about the situation. 


 Meats and eggs need to be fully cooked before eating to avoid any complications.


 “There are reports of death of wild and migratory birds due to bird flu in some places. There is no need to panic. Thorough cooking of meats and eggs is advised before eating.


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 States have been informed and they are given necessary assistance.  and providing assistance


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