Sumary of First human case of bird flu being probed, no suspects so far: Centre:
- Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 21 The government on Wednesday said an 11-year-old Gurugram boy who died at AIIMS, New Delhi, recently, had been confirmed through investigations to be India’s first human case of bird flu and Haryana’s disease surveillance unit was probing it.
- The government today said the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) received the information about the case on July 16 and the information was communicated immediately to the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme State Surveillance Unit, Haryana, to initiate an epidemiological investigation into the case.
- Based on the available information, the team of doctors and nurses treating the patient are being monitored since July 16 for the development of any influenza-like illness with no one reported symptomatic till date, said the Health Ministry.
- Family members, close contacts and health care workers are still under surveillance and none have shown any symptoms yet, said a government statement.
- All about avian influenza BIRD FLU Avian influenza is caused by infection with avian (bird) influenza (flu) Type A viruses.
- These viruses occur naturally among wild aquatic birds worldwide and can infect domestic poultry and other bird and animal species.
- However, sporadic human infections with avian flu viruses (types H5, H7 H9) have occurred.