In restaurants, it is advisable not to sell roasted chicken for fear of bird flu.
Delhi is one of the 10 states in India where the prevalence of bird flu has been confirmed, as samples of dead birds collected from different parts of the city were tested positive for avian influenza strain – H5N8. Amid fears of bird flu, North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) public health inspectors have requested the city’s restaurants not to sell roasted chicken. The decision was made at a meeting of senior municipal officials, and action will be taken immediately.
According to a report in ANI, NDMC Mayor Jay Prakash announced that they would monitor all livestock markets to prevent bird flu. “We will set up monitoring committees in all the six regions in North Delhi and also set up monitoring committees in livestock markets,” he said.
Bird flu was confirmed in 10 states – Kerala, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Maharashtra. After the report, the Prime Minister urged all these states to be on alert and said that poultry farms, zoos, water bodies would have to be constantly monitored to prevent the disease.
To prevent the spread of diseases, NDMC is ready to take all preventive measures. The mayor revealed – “We are instructing ward public health inspectors to visit restaurants that sell roasted chicken and request them that until the bird flu problem in Delhi is over, they can do it Do not sell. “
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Bird flu is transmitted to humans when a person comes into close contact with a dead or living bird affected by the H5N1 virus. Health experts suggest avoiding unbaked meats and eggs. But the question still remains in everyone’s mind – is it safe to eat cooked chicken, duck, eggs or any kind of chicken during this time?
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently issued some advice regarding the consumption of chicken and eggs during bird flu.
Click here to see detailed recommendations by WHO for bird flu prevention.