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Bird Flu Outbreak in Kerala - H5N1

Health officials and the local community in Kerala have taken immediate action in response to a recent outbreak of bird flu

As Kerala works to contain bird flu, public awareness, early detection, and strict precautions are crucial to limit H5N1 spread and protect people and animals

What Is H5N1?

H5N1, a highly contagious avian influenza variant, can infect humans and animals, potentially leading to serious illness, and poses a significant threat to poultry populations


H5N1 infection symptoms in humans include fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, difficulty breathing, and nausea and vomiting, while some may also experience gastrointestinal issues


It takes scientific testing to diagnose H5N1 in people because clinical symptoms are not enough on their own


Antiviral drugs like Tamiflu are commonly used to treat H5N1, which can reduce symptoms and shorten the illness's duration


To stop bird flu spread, measures like culling poultry and more checkpoint monitoring are in place. Practice good hygiene, avoid sick birds, and report symptoms promptly

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