#BirdFlu

by Ashish Kalra BS(UT Austin), Masters(Cornell), MBA(University of Chicago) The COVD19 Pandemic has been devastating. It has killed over 4.2 million people around the world, and spread to over ...

by Ashish Kalra BS(UT Austin), Masters(Cornell), MBA(University of Chicago) The Current Pandemic has been devastating; killing over 4million Humans and spreading to over 240 Countries. There ...

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
People who work in close contact with poultry are at high risk of getting the infection. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • A 12-year-old boy from Haryana recently died at AIIMS Delhi from bird flu
  • He was admitted to AIIMS on July 2 with pneumonia and leukaemia
  • H5N1 is usually transmitted to poultry through migratory birdsH5N1 is usually transmitted to poultry through migratory birds

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Alappuzha: Animal Husbandry Department cull ducks en masse following detection of Avian Influenza (H5N8) at four places on January 5. (Photo credit: File/PTI)

  • Avian influenza viruses are classified by two groups of proteins: hemagglutinin or neuraminidase
  • China, on June 1, reported the world's first human infection of the H10N3 bird flu strain
  • The last human epidemic of bird flu in China happened in late 2016 to 2017

.Beijing, China
Apart from H10N3 variant, there exist several other strains of avian influenza, including N7N3, H191 and H2N2.(Photo credit: Representational image/AFP)

  • The first human infection from the H10N3 vairant was recorded in China on Tuesday
  • The strain is a low pathogenic, or relatively less severe, variant
  • the first known case of Avain influenza infecting humans occured in 1918

.Beijing, China
In April, a highly pathogenic variant H596 variant was found in wild birds in north-eastern China's Shenyang city. (Photo credit: Representative image/PTI)

  • China's Jiangsu province has reported the first human case of  infection from the H1093 bird flu virus
  • The patient, who was diagnosed on May 28, is currently in a stable condition
  • H1093 is a relatively less severe strain of the bird flu virus