World / WHO told China to track H5N6 bird flu variant due to spike in cases amid Covid 19

Zoom News : Oct 10, 2021, 08:45 PM
China : The world is battling the Coronavirus infection spread from Wuhan, China, meanwhile the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned about bird flu, a pandemic commonly found in chickens. The fatality rate of the deadly bird flu variant H5N6 in China has reached 50 percent. The World Health Organization has told China, the increase in bird flu cases is a matter of concern, the H5N6 bird flu variant needs to be tracked.

H5N6 variant raises concern

A WHO spokesman said, 'There is a need for surveillance in China and in areas affected by bird flu to better understand its danger.' The Chinese Center for Disease Control has also expressed concern about the serious danger posed by the H5N6 variant. The WHO said that the way bird flu is spreading rapidly, it cannot be ignored. The H5N6 variant has also raised concerns because it has reached 50 percent mortality among infected people.

Human to human infection?

The WHO also said that so far no concrete evidence has been found of human-to-human transmission of this virus. Along with this, it was also said that all the people who came under its grip so far were suffering from serious diseases. However, a 61-year-old woman in China who did not have any disease also came under the grip of the virus. Its symptoms are generally like cold, pneumonia.

take this caution

Experts have advised that people should avoid coming in contact with sick or dead poultry or birds. Also, one should try to avoid direct contact with live birds. It is advised that people working with birds should pay special attention to cleanliness, wear masks and get tested for fever and respiratory symptoms immediately.