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Govt's Food Safety Body Releases 'Dos And Don'ts' To Deal With Bird Flu

BP World Bureau | Jan 22 2021 01:05:19 PM
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NEW DELHI: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) released etiquette for Indian citizens to follow post several reports regarding Bird Flu.

People have been advised not to eat half-boiled eggs and undercooked chicken, and ensure proper cooking of poultry meat.

Bird Flu or Avian Influenza has been reported in Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Punjab.

FSSAI added that bird flu is very contagious among birds and can make some domesticated birds, including chicken and ducks. It is spread by the Influenza virus or H5N1.

Influenza viruses are mainly found in the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts of infected birds. It can spread to humans when the birds are alive.