H5N1: H5N1 influenza spread in many countries, will it become a new pandemic? Know the opinion of the expert. H5N1 Virus Cases are rising worldwide, Will it also infect humans?
H5N1 Virus In World: H5-N1 influenza, which is called bird flu, is an infectious virus. In the year 1996, it was found in ducks. Since then, its cases are registered every year all over the world.
H5N1 Virus: Influenza in India at this time H3N2 virus The cases are increasing. On the other hand, in many countries including America, only H5N1 virus wreaking havoc. Millions of birds have died in America due to this virus. Scientists are worried that the virus of H-5N-1 can rapidly engulf humans. This fear is being expressed because in some countries this virus is spreading in birds as well as animals. Mutation is happening in the virus. In such a situation, the risk of human infection is increasing.
Doctors say that H5N1 mainly spreads in birds and especially in chickens and ducks. Birds also die due to its grip. This virus can also spread from birds to humans. Some cases of human infection have also been reported worldwide. The death rate in humans from this virus is up to 50 percent.
H5N1 influenza wreaks havoc in America
H5N1 is spreading rapidly in America. Its infection is happening in many birds. Since the year 2021, this virus is spreading in America. It is a matter of concern that this virus has started spreading from birds to mammals. Apart from America, many such cases are also coming in Spain. In Peru, this virus is spreading in Sea Lion. In such a situation, concern is being expressed that the infection of this virus can spread on a large scale in animals. Humans are also at risk from this.
Will there be a danger to humans
Veterinary in Rajasthan Dr. NC Gurjar It is said that H5N1 influenza, which is called bird flu, is an infectious virus and is part of the influenza family. In the year 1996, it was found in ducks. Since then, every year its cases are registered all over the world, cases of this virus also come in India and it also leads to the death of birds. However, the possibility of its infection in humans is very less. There are less than 1 thousand cases of spread of this virus in humans worldwide. However, if its infection spreads to humans then it becomes fatal. The death rate is very high in comparison to other viruses.
It is a matter of relief that the infection of H5N1 does not happen easily from one person to another. But still need to be cautious. Because there is no vaccine for this virus, nor can the vaccine be made beforehand. This is because it is not yet known that if the virus gets infected in humans, then how it will give symptoms and how much change will be seen in its genes.
What needs to be worried in India
Dr. Gurjar says that every year there are cases of bird flu in India, but cases of infection in humans are not registered in these. In such a situation, there is not much danger here. Just keep in mind that when bird flu cases come, people should protect themselves from infected birds.
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