The coronavirus has not yet passed from us and the bird flu has knocked and scared everyone. A large number of crows have been found dead in many places of Himachal, Mumbai, Dehradun, etc. in the country and people have reduced their consumption of chicken and eggs. Amidst all this, there is a worry in the minds of people that is this virus dangerous for humans and especially children? After all, what are its symptoms so that they can identify it in children? So let's tell you about all these things in detail.
Actually, bird flu is a disease found in chickens and birds and spreads due to the virus. Its cases are rarely found in other animals. At the same time, as far as the question is whether bird flu can infect humans or children? So the answer is yes, but there are few viruses that are fatal to humans. So far, there has not been a single case of its occurrence in humans in India. At the same time, the immunity of children is weak, so it is believed that this virus can prove to be very dangerous for children.
Although there is little possibility of humans or children getting bird flu, if it happens to people, then this virus can enter the eyes, mouth, nose, or person's body in breathing. Apart from this, touching the birds already caught by bird flu can also get you infected. So far, there are only 16 countries in the world where people have had bird flu. Most of the cases involve South East Asia followed by Indonesia, Egypt, Vietnam. But no such case has come to light in India so far.
If we talk about how to detect the symptoms of bird flu in children, then it is important to know that its symptoms can be similar to other flu. Symptoms of bird flu are runny nose, sore throat, cough, headache, fever, muscle aches, and conjunctivitis. At the same time, in cases that are severe, symptoms such as bleeding from the nose, vomiting-diarrhea, and epilepsy can be seen. Symptoms can be seen three to five days after infection or even seven days after being infected. If you notice such symptoms, contact a doctor immediately.
Now it comes to what can be done to avoid bird flu. The easiest way to do this is not to come in contact with crows, chickens, or other birds for some time and keep a distance from them. Hygiene should be taken care of and wash your hands regularly. If you have kept a bird in the house, do not go near it for some time and do not let children know, wear a mask. At the same time, experts believe that you can eat chicken and eggs, just for this you have to cook it at 70 degrees.