Bird flu spread in the country, know whether to eat chicken and egg or not? - Newztezz Online


Friday, January 8, 2021

Bird flu spread in the country, know whether to eat chicken and egg or not?

New Delhi: 
 Many states in India are now battling bird flu outbreaks amid the Kovid epidemic. Hundreds of birds have died in Haryana, Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh and many states have also increased vigilance. Poultry sales have occurred in several states affected by the outbreak of bird flu, with some states banning the sale of poultry products. The question is, are eggs and chicken safe for bird flu intake?

What is bird flu?

It is also known as avian influenza or avian flu. Bird flu is an infection caused by the virus, which occurs naturally among birds. Bird flu is very contagious among birds, including chickens and ducks. This makes the birds very sick and kills them.

According to the World Health Organization, chicken and other chickens are safe to eat if cooked properly. The WHO recommends cooking chicken at or above 70 ° C throughout the product, so that no meat remains raw and red. WHO also believes that consumers have not found any evidence of exposure to the virus through the handling or consumption of poultry products.

What to do to avoid the risk of infection:

Eat raw meat from cooked or prepared foods

Do not use the same chopping board or the same knife

Do not handle both raw and cooked foods without washing your hands in between

Do not put the cooked meat back on the same plate or surface that was before cooking

Do not use raw or soft-boiled eggs in food preparation that will not be heat treated or cooked

Clean and wash your hands

Wash your hands thoroughly with soap after handling frozen or weary raw poultry or eggs

Destroy and disinfect all surfaces and utensils that come in contact with raw meat

The AIIMS Institute has suggested that when baking an egg it should be sure that its yolk is firm. Egg yolk or liquid should be avoided.

Animal Husbandry Secretary Atul Chaturvedi expressed concern over the consumption of poultry products amid the outbreak of bird flu. He reiterated that there is no harm in the consumption of poultry products. He further said that so far there are no cases of this bird flu being infected in humans.

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