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12-year-old boy dies of bird flu at AIIMS; NCDC team visits Chakkarpur in Gurugram

Sumedha Sharma

Press Reporter News Service

Gurugram, July 21

The loss of life of an 11-year-old boy from Chakkarpur space on Tuesday after being identified with avian influenza or chicken flu at AIIMS led to panic within the space. The boy had been reportedly been repeatedly admitted to AIIMS since June after being identified with leukaemia and pneumonia.

The boy’s newest admission was on July 2 and he was examined for chicken flu after testing unfavourable for Covid. The boy was a migrant from Bihar whose household labored as each day wagers in metropolis.  

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A report from Pune’s Nationwide Institute of Virology confirmed the an infection.

A particular workforce of Nationwide Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) visited the realm and surveyed the household and contacts of the boy and none has up to now reported any signs. 

A workforce of native well being division and animal husbandry division claims they’ve already concluded a four-day survey and located nothing worrisome. 

“The boy was immuno-compromised. Now we have surveyed all his attainable contacts and even administered medication to these weak. No person has any signs and they’re past incubation interval. The close by poultry shops and meat outlets too have been surveyed and there may be nothing to fret or panic,” mentioned CMO Dr Virender Yadav. 

In the meantime, native meat sellers claimed that because the news of boy’s loss of life unfold and so did rumours, majority of individuals are abstaining from shopping for hen from them. “It was Eid at present however the individuals are scared after the survey so we didn’t make a lot enterprise. We’re following all protocols,” mentioned Javed, meat vendor. 

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