Bird flu, also known as avian influenza, is a viral infection that can infect humans and other animals. There are many different strains of bird flu virus. Currently, the virus isn’t known to spread via human-to-human contact. Still, some experts worry that bird flu may pose a risk of becoming a pandemic threat to humans. Here are some expert tips from Clifford Hospital to help you guard against bird flu.
1. Wash your hands regularly
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap, especially after touching raw food such as meat and poultry.
2. Properly cook poultry and eggs
To limit potential risks, poultry and eggs should be thoroughly cooked to kill any possible viruses or bacteria.
3. Cover your cough
To avoid flu germs spreading, you should cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
It is recommended for people in high-risk groups to get vaccinated. Those at high risk include poultry farmers, the elderly, children and pregnant women.
5.Avoid crowded places with poor ventilation
If feeling unwell, avoid visiting crowed places with poor ventilation. You can wear a mask if you experience flu-like symptoms.