Don’t eat half-cooked chicken, half-fried egg: Delhi’s bird flu consultant

Advisor urges people to stop contact with sick-looking dull chicken (representative)

new Delhi:

The Delhi Health Department today issued an advisory in the wake of bird flu cases in the city, ordering people not to panic and dodge, including eating half-cooked chicken, half-boiled or half-fried food Eggs.

Several ducks in Sanjay Lake and a large number of crows in various city parks have been found dead in the last one week.

The Revenue Department has deployed teams of volunteers on city limits to prevent unauthorized entry of livestock and canned and processed chicken from outside.

The advisory issued on Wednesday by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Delhi said, “H5N8 is highly pathogenic in birds, but pathogenesis in humans as well as the possibility of human infection with avian influenza (AH5N8) virus is low. . “

The Health Department has issued dos and donuts asking people not to be cautious and to panic.

“Avoid advice and prevent contact with sick-looking dull chicken. Avoid direct exposure to bird secretions and droppings,” the consultant says, using bowls used to feed birds and their cages with soap or detergent. Should be washed properly.

DGHS officials said that all slaughter wastes must be disposed of correctly.

The advisor also warned people not to touch dead birds with bare hands. If a bird is found dead, the control room should be reported to 23890318.

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“Eat only fully cooked eggs and poultry products at 70 ° C for 30 minutes. Do not consume half-cooked chicken or bird or half-boiled and half-fried eggs,” the consultant said.

We recommend placing raw hen meat near cooked meat and urging people to wash their hands repeatedly while handling raw hen products. It also asked people to take care of personal hygiene and maintain hygiene nearby.

Officials had said that more than 50 birds were reported dead on the helpline of the animal husbandry unit of the Delhi government, and 18 samples from different parts of the city were sent for avian flu testing on Tuesday.

Cases of crows and ducks in the national capital on Monday confirmed cases of bird flu, prompting the Delhi government to ban the sale of processed and packaged chicken from outside the city.

The Ghazipur Poultry Market has also been closed by the authorities.

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