Bird Flu Cases by Dr Praveen Gupta, Principle Director and Chief of Neurology, Fortis Hospital.

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India reports bird flu case, prompting urgent call for enhanced surveillance, safety protocols, and public awareness to control the outbreak.

The recent report of a bird flu case in India is alarming and necessitates immediate action. Enhanced surveillance and accurate reporting are crucial to control the spread of this disease. Forest officials and wildlife personnel must adopt stringent safety protocols, such as wearing gloves and protective gear when handling dead birds. This is essential to avoid direct contact and reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to humans or other animals. Alongside, there should be an increase in monitoring and preventive measures to swiftly identify and contain new cases. This includes setting up checkpoints for wildlife health, increasing testing in areas with previous outbreaks, and educating the public about the signs of bird flu and the importance of avoiding contact with wild birds. Proactive steps in surveillance and hygiene can help manage and mitigate the spread of this potentially dangerous virus.

 

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