An 11-year-old child admitted to the pediatric department of AIIMS died of bird flu (avian influenza). According to the doctor, the child (H5N1) was infected with the virus. This is the first death due to bird flu in the country this year. The child was admitted to AIIMS on July 2 after his health deteriorated. The child was admitted in ward D-5. He died during treatment on Monday.
The child's samples were sent for examination by AIIMS to detect the virus, which has been confirmed for avian influenza on Tuesday. The doctor said that the H5N1 virus occurs especially in birds and chickens. It spreads very rapidly among birds and can also spread from them to humans. The virus was first identified in China in 1996. Birds die due to this virus of bird flu. This is the first case this year when a human has died due to this virus.
It is noteworthy that there were many cases of bird flu in Delhi in the month of January, then 14 crows were found dead in Red Fort and four ducks in Sanjay Lake. In the eight samples sent to the lab, the report of all came positive.
Virus can spread rapidly between humans
A few years ago, in new scientific research, it was found that the H5N1 bird flu virus can change and take such a form that it can spread rapidly between humans. Researchers have identified five biological changes that can cause the virus to spread among humans.
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