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Confirmed by the United Kingdom Health Surveillance Agency (UKHSA) this Thursday The “rare” case Bird flu is spread to a person who becomes ill after “regular contact” with “a large number of infected birds”. “Extended period”.
The disease strikes Is fine and adapts to immune isolation. All close contacts were monitored and no bird flu infection was detected. According to the British Agency, there is a risk of spreading the disease among humans “Very low”, But it is not good for people to touch sick or dead birds.
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“Although the risk of bird flu to the general public is very low, we are aware that some species have the potential to spread to humans,” said Isabel Oliver, director of the watchdog. In order to detect infections “in advance” and take timely action.
For now, there is still no indication that the H5N1 variant – found in birds – is spreading among humans. In fact, it is not yet certain whether the individual is affected by this variation. But Isabel Oliver warns: “Viruses are developing and we are constantly monitoring the situation.”
The case, found in southwestern England, a “Very Rare Event”, UKHSA Chief Veterinarian Christine Middlemis underlined that this episode took place in a “very specific” context and context. The official confirmed that the affected birds were being slaughtered and that the animal habitats were being disinfected and cleaned.
“We see increasing cases [da doença] On commercial farms and backyard birds across the country, ”said Christine Middlemis, who called for the implementation and adherence to” substantial “safety measures. “Keep the birds safe”.
The spread of bird flu has affected birds around the world. In Portugal, five outbreaks of the disease have already been diagnosed.
Portugal records fifth outbreak of bird flu outbreak
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