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Delhi Govt issues health advisory: What to do and not to do during bird flu scare

The Delhi Government On Monday Issued A Health Advisory After The Death Toll Due To Bird Flu Rose To 64 In The Capital. Even Though The H5N8 Flu Is Not Harmful To Human, It Has Caused Tension Amongst The Consumers Of Poultry Meat.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 25 Oct 2016, 08:56:54 AM
Avian flu has claimed lives of 64 birds in October (File Photo)

New Delhi:

The Delhi Government on Monday issued a health advisory after the death toll due to bird flu rose to 64 in the capital.

Even though the H5N8 flu is not harmful to human, it has caused tension amongst the consumers of poultry meat.

For extra precautions, the Delhi Government has issued the following list of do’s and don’ts:


  • Avoid direct contact with bird secretions
  • Clean all feeders, waterers, cages, used for birds with detergents (soap/surf). Dispose properly all the slaughter waste.
  • Please don’t touch dead birds with naked hands and inform the control room. Phone number 23890318 for further action.
  • Wash hands frequently at the time of dealing with raw poultry products. Take due care of personal hygiene. Maintain cleanliness in surrounding.
  • Always use mask and gloves at the time of dealing with raw chicken/chicken products.
  • Eat only completely cooked meat and meat products (100ºC)
  • In case any pond etc is near your area, Park, etc and is not being disinfected with lime etc, then inform on above mention control room number.


  • Do not consume uncooked chicken or eggs
  • Do not consume half cooked chicken/bird or half boiled or half fried eggs
  • Prevent exposure from sick looking (sluggish) chicken
  • Do not keep raw meat near the cooked meat

Earlier, the Union Environment Ministry said a constant vigil is kept around the National Zoological Parks to monitor and contain the H5 avian influenza along with the state agencies and a three-member panel has been set up to keep a watch over the developments.

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First Published : 25 Oct 2016, 08:48:00 AM