Bird flu outbreak feared for interface of wild and domestic birds

Dhaka,  Wed,  24 May 2017
Published : 13 Nov 2016, 19:48:03 | Updated : 13 Nov 2016, 19:52:18
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Bird flu outbreak feared for interface of wild and domestic birds

Bird flu outbreak feared for interface of wild and domestic birds
Avian influenza, commonly called as bird flu, may become epidemic in Bangladesh due to unchecked interface of wild and domestic birds, experts have warned at a workshop in Dhaka.

They said bird flu is a global problem, but it can turn into an endemic proportion in Bangladesh for lack of a guideline in farming domestic birds like poultry, which may accelerate the transmission of avian influenza from both wild to domestic birds and domestic birds to wild.

IUCN Bangladesh Country Office organised the national workshop titled ‘Transmission of Avian Influenza from Wild to Domestic Birds’ held at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh.

Speakers warned that once the avian influenza comes into human body, it will become endemic and people will be in danger.

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), most of the avian influenza viruses do not infect humans, but such as A (H5N1) and A (H7N9) have caused serious infections in people. The majority of human cases of A (H5N1) and A (H7N9) infection have been associated with direct or indirect contact with infected live or dead poultry. There is no evidence that the disease can be spread to people through properly cooked food, according to a news agency. – bz

 
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