Bird Flu: Symptoms of bird flu seen in humans!


Bird Flu Symptoms: Bird flu is an infection that occurs in birds and animals, which can reach humans due to animals infected with it. Recently, the central government has issued advisories in four states of the country, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Kerala, to prevent and stop the outbreak of this virus.


Under this, all poultry farms will have to immediately inform the Animal Husbandry Department about the abnormal death of chickens, birds, and animals. Also, poultry farmers must get their health checkups done every ten days. Not only this, the states have been ordered to be prepared with adequate arrangements of antiviral medicines, PPE, masks, etc. to deal with this virus. Let us tell you that the danger of bird flu is not limited to animals and birds only. If you consume dairy products or chicken mutton, then you can also get infected by it. Recently, 3 patients of bird flu have been found in America. In such a situation, this article can prove to be very beneficial for your prevention.

What is bird flu

Bird flu is also known as avian influenza (H5N1). Avian influenza or bird flu is a disease caused by infection with avian (bird) influenza (flu) type A viruses. These viruses circulate naturally in wild aquatic birds worldwide and can infect domestic poultry and other bird and animal species. 

Symptoms of bird flu seen in humans

High fever or feeling hot or chilly

Muscle aches


Cough or shortness of breath




Chest pain

Bleeding from the nose and gums


How does bird flu spread to humans?

According to the NHS,  bird flu spreads through close contact with an infected bird. Apart from this, the virus also spreads by touching infected birds, touching their feces or bedding, killing infected chickens, or preparing them for cooking. Keep in mind that eating fully cooked chicken or eggs does not cause bird flu infection.

When to see a doctor?

If you feel any symptoms of bird flu and you have visited an area affected by bird flu in the last 10 days, you should immediately get yourself examined by a doctor. Keep in mind that symptoms of bird flu start appearing in 3-5 days.

Bird Flu Treatment 

Antiviral drugs are given to reduce the symptoms of bird flu. This helps reduce the severity of the condition, prevent complications, and improve the chances of survival.

Can bird flu cause death?

According to the World Health Organization, H5N1 was first detected in humans in 1997 and has killed about 60 percent of those infected. Although currently, the virus is not known to spread through human-to-human contact, it does pose a risk of death if not treated on time.