- Index hide2 According to SENASICA, The last H7N3 highly pathogenic avian influenza event in Mexico began on April 1, 2019 and was closed on January 17, 2020.
According to CDC data, only one human case of bird flu has been reported in the United States.
According to SENASICA, The last H7N3 highly pathogenic avian influenza event in Mexico began on April 1, 2019 and was closed on January 17, 2020.
According to the WHO, As of February 2, 2023, a total of 240 cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus have been reported since January 2003.
A girl under the age of 11 from Cambodia’s southeastern Prey Veng province has died of H5N1 human bird flu, the Communicable Disease Control Department of the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.
According to the statement, The girl fell ill on February 16, with symptoms of a high fever of 39 degrees Celsius, cough and sore throat, the department said in a press release, adding that she first went to the local health service, but her condition had worsened. presenting rapid breathing, for which she was then transferred to the Phnom Penh National Children’s Hospital.
“On February 21, the doctor took her samples for diagnosis at the National Institute of Public Health and the results arrived on February 22, confirming that the minor was positive for H5N1 avian flu, while the girl died,” he says. the press release.
In a press release, people are asked not to touch sick or dead poultry and, if they suspect they have been infected with the virus, to consult doctors or call 911.
The H5N1 flu is a flu that normally spreads between sick poultry, but can sometimes spread from birds to humans, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
The WHO said that from 2003 to 2014, there were 56 human cases infected and 37 people died in Cambodia. However, between 2015 and 2022, no human was infected by the virus in the country.
What is bird flu?
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Avian influenza or flu (also known as chicken flu) is an avian disease caused by certain types of viruses that normally infect birds. This disease is caused by various type A influenza viruses.
Poultry can be infected by one of two types of avian influenza viruses:
- Highly pathogenic viruses spread rapidly and can kill almost an entire flock of birds within 48 hours.
- Low pathogenic viruses cause only mild symptoms in birds (such as ruffled feathers or decreased egg production).
These flu viruses usually do not infect humans. However, outside the United States there have been cases in humans. The disease can be transmitted to poultry workers or to others in contact with infected birds or contaminated surfaces. The following are examples of workers who may be at risk:
- Poultry producers and their employees
- Technical staff of poultry processing plants
- Personnel in charge of the care of sheds and the rearing of laying hens and chicks in egg production establishments
- Outbreak control and eradication workers (including federal employees, contractors, and private workers)