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Bird flu outbreak in Kerala: Should you be concerned? Symptoms, prevention tips

In the light of recent spread of infection among ducks in Kerala, it is important to know about the symptoms, and prevention of the disease.

Bird flu, also known as avian influenza, is a viral infection that primarily affects birds. However, in some cases, it can spread to humans, causing illness ranging from mild to severe. (PTI)
Published on Apr 18, 2024 02:11 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Bird flu reported in Kerala's Alapuzzha. How to stay safe?

Bird flu was confirmed in ducks reared in two areas of Alappuzha district of Kerala.

The Alappuzha District Collector decided to initiate the process of killing and destroying (culling) domestic birds within a radius of one kilometre from the epicentre(Representative photo)
Published on Apr 18, 2024 11:01 AM IST

‘100 times worse than Covid pandemic’: Experts on risk of H5N1 bird flu outbreak

Experts raised concerns over the threat of a new pandemic during a recent briefing where researchers discussed the H5N1 strain of bird flu.

The potential threat of a bird flu pandemic can be worse than Covid, say experts.(AFP)
Published on Apr 05, 2024 07:57 AM IST

Avian Flu threat grows: Second human case confirmed in U.S., first in Texas

Texas reports first case of highly pathogenic Avian Flu in humans, CDC assures safety of dairy products

Officials of the wildlife wing of Himachal Pradesh’s forest department collecting samples of the dead migratory birds at the Pong Dam wetland in January when the avian flu outbreak claimed the lives of more than 5,000 birds. (HT file photo)
Published on Apr 02, 2024 08:40 AM IST
ByAditi Srivastava

Avian flu found in Mammals raise concerns in US states; all you need to know

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed that Washington, Kentucky and Montana have reported bird flu cases in mammals this year.

In the US, avian flu has been common among wild birds, particularly poultry, with over 82 million animals affected in 48 states.(AP)
Updated on Mar 10, 2024 06:48 PM IST
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