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Brazil confirms first ever avian flu cases in wild birds: What this means

Avian Flu: The avian influenza virus can kill entire flocks of birds and cause losses for the farming sector.

Avian Flu: The avian flu season traditionally begins each October as migratory birds shed infected droppings or saliva while leaving cool areas of the Northern Hemisphere.(AP)
Published on May 16, 2023 06:31 AM IST
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Can bird flu turn deadly? Know symptoms of severe disease

Bird flu or H5N1 influenza virus rarely infects humans but has high fatality rates. All you want to know about the severe symptoms of the disease in humans.

Bird flu or A(H5N1) virus is not found to be spread from person to person and its transmission from birds to humans is also rare(Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 31, 2023 06:26 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Flu experts meet over H5N1 threat to humans amid record bird deaths globally

The group of scientists, regulators and vaccine manufacturers meets twice a year to decide which strain of seasonal flu to include in the vaccine for the upcoming winter season.

Experts have been tracking H5N1 clade since it emerged in 2020. (File/Reuters)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 12:14 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

Fresh bird flu cases reported in Kerala's Kottayam, culling to begin today

A similar exercise was carried out in Alapuzha district of Kerala when bird flu cases were confirmed last week. Bird flu, also known as Avian Flu, is a variety of influenza caused by an airborne virus in birds.

A file photo of health workers preparing to light a fire after culling ducks following the detection of bird flu among domestic birds in Alapuzha district of Kerala. (AP Photo)
Published on Dec 15, 2021 09:04 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

First possible human infection of bird flu in India: What we know so far

Bird flu is deadlier than Covid-19 as its mortality rate is 60% in comparison with Covid's 3% mortality rate. The last human infection of bird flu in the world, according to WHO, was reported in October 2020, in Laos. China reported first human infection of bird flu in June this year.

Several states reported a sudden outbreak of bird flu cases in January this year. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 21, 2021 10:29 AM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
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