How To Avoid Bird Flu: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Prevention

How To Avoid Bird Flu: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Prevention
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How to avoid bird flu?

The first thing you need to do is contact your local health authority if you notice signs of the virus in other birds or poultry in your area. These are known as “red flags” because they indicate the presence of the virus. You should report these symptoms immediately by contacting your local health authority, particularly if you’ve noticed them for less than 24 hours or have had direct contact with infected poultry.

Keep your hands and any other surfaces that may have come into contact with infected birds away from your face and mouth. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after spending time outdoors.

It’s important that you wash any equipment that has come into contact with infected birds and dispose of it properly. Gloves and protective clothing should be washed with detergent and stored separately from other clothing to avoid contamination.

Cook all chicken meat thoroughly before eating it and make sure you wash your hands thoroughly after touching raw meat, it is advised.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of bird flu include fever, cough, sore throat, and muscle aches. In severe cases, there can also be pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome. There can also be other complications including heart and kidney failure.

Bird flu is spreading across the United States

Farms as well as other bird keepers in the United States have been struggling with a fowl issue for some time now: the spreading of bird flu (HPAI). The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the Us States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has previously verified the identification of the illness in various sites across many multiple states, including lately in a flock in Suffolk County, New York, during the last month.


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Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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