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Bird flu has infected a human being

Bird flu has infected a human being

The person became infected as a result of close and regular contact with a large number of infected birds, which they kept in and around their home for a long period of time. © Wikimedia Commons

Bird flu spread to a person in England. A very rare fact because the risk of a human being infected with the virus is very low.

a Anyone has been contaminated with Bird flu in southwestEnglandBritain’s Health Security Agency (Yuksha) said on Thursday, stressing that the risk remained “ Very weak “For humans, despite the outbreak of a strong epidemic in birds.

The UK has been facing an unprecedented outbreak of bird flu since November. Hundreds of thousands of birds have been slaughtered due to this viral disease spread by migratory birds from northern Russia and eastern Europe.

Close and regular contact with a large number of infected birds

The condition of the affected individual was revealed after the strain’s epidemic was identified H5N1 Avian influenza among its birds.

He added, “The person contracted the infection as a result of contact Too tight and regular With a large number of infected birds, she kept them in and around her home for a long time. The patient is “currently in good condition and is being kept in isolation.”

“All contacts of the individual have been traced, including those who attended the scene, and there is no evidence that the infection has spread to anyone else,” he said.

The risk of contamination is very low

the transition From avian influenza from birds to humans is “ very rare It was under him.

He explained, “Although the risk of bird flu infection to the general public is very low, we know that certain strains have the potential to spread to humans and that is why we have put in place effective systems to detect them quickly and take measurements.” Professor Isabel Oliver, Scientific Director of UKHSA.

“Currently there is no evidence that this strain detected in the UK can spread from person to person, but we know viruses evolve all the time and we continue to monitor the situation closely,” she added.

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