Bird Flu: pandemic, Symptoms, Causes, vaccine and Risk Factors in humans

Bird flu and Humans

What is bird flu?
As we aware of bird flu or avian influenza, is a strain of influenza virus, mostly found in birds. Most strains of avian influenza virus are mainly found in the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts of infected birds, and not in meat.

Bird flu In India
Outbreak of bird flu or avian influenza has been confirmed in ‘poultry birds’ in six states — Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Punjab. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been already published protocols to protect humans from this virus.
Let’s understand what bird flu is and what is helping steps of prevention-

Can Bird flu spread or can affect humans? Yes
Symptoms of bird flu in humans-
1.Fever (high > 104 F)
2.Feeling of weakness and discomfort
4.Sore throat
5.Muscle ache

How bird flu spreads in humans-
In humans Bird flu spreads to humans through nose, mouth, and eyes by close contact with an infected alive or dead bird. The sick birds shed the viruses in their saliva, nasal droplets, and feces. Humans can contract bird flu while coming into contact with infected bird secretions or surfaces and then touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. Markets, where live birds are sold, can also be a source of bird flu.

Common possible transmission ways include: Touching droppings or beddings of infected birds.

In case a human contracts the virus, their chances of spreading from human to human are low.
However, if it does infect and spread in humans, it can cause severe sickness, and has a high mortality rate of 60%

Prevention Measurements
• Do not go near to or touch bird droppings/feathers or sick or dead birds.
• Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water frequently.
• Avoid visiting live animal markets or poultry farms.
• Do not eat uncooked meat- Proper cooking inactivates the virus present inside the meat.
• Do not eat uncooked EGG.
• Use mask/ gloves at the time of handling raw chicken.
• Do not to wash the chicken in running water, it can spread virus in water according to The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

An outbreak of bird flu has been confirmed in India, with as many as 11 states reporting thousands of birds falling prey and infecting humans and other birds, animals too.

Homeopathy and bird flu
Awareness is the most important aspect of prevention of bird flu. In homeopathy, as we know homeopathy works by increasing immunity of person, there is lots of medicine can be given according to the sign or symptoms as different infected person show different symptoms.
According to the common symptoms which seen in most of cases, we can use following medicine
• Influenzinum 200 – The nosode of Influenza.
DOSE- ONCE/per day for 3 days or according to homoeopathic physician.
• Arsenic 30 – A profoundly acting remedy on every organ and tissue.
DOSE- ONCE/per day for 3 days or according to homoeopathic physician. 

The listed medicines above in this article is only suggestions for knowledge and referring only. If you going through the any kind of complication you should consult your health consultant before taking any medicines.


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Homeopathic Doctor, MD Scholar (Organon of Medicine)
Government Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.