• Delhi Reports India's First Bird Flu Death. Details Here

    The patient was the first case of H5N1 or Avian flu in India and was admitted to the AIIMS Delhi
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    The first bird flu death has been recorded in India on Tuesday since the beginning of this year. 
    An 11-year-old boy who was undergoing treatment for Avian Influenza has died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on July 20. 
    The patient was the first case of H5N1 or Avian flu in India and was admitted to the AIIMS Delhi.
    As per the latest reports, all the healthcare workers and staff members of the hospital who were exposed to him have been under isolation. They are being monitored for any signs and symptoms of the flu.
    It may be recalled, several states in January reported deaths of birds, including crows and migratory species.
    Authorities confirmed bird flu in Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, while high alert was sounded in Maharashtra. Experts also detected H5N8 subtype of the Avian Influenza virus in Haryana.
    Following experts recommendation, culling of birds was carried out across the country in a bid to counter the spread of infection.
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