Title: Avian Influenza H5N8 virus in poultry, statement by Iran Ministry of Health.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, epizootics in poultry, Iran.
Source: Ministry of Health, Iran, full page: (LINK). Automatic translation, edited.
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New avian influenza virus H5N8 has been detected so far only in birds, not in human, dangers are associated poultry contact, people should avoid contact with dead birds
The doctor Mohammad Mehdi the president of the Center for Management of Communicable Diseases of the health ministry said that bird flu virus H5N8 and influenza A virus is considered relatively new.
The virus is known to circulate since 2010, first in the South East and East Asia were identified. The virus is causing outbreaks in birds in several countries of European and Asian regions.
He continued: The virus affects birds and so far no human cases have been detected.
But caution is warranted even in this case.
President of the Management of Communicable Diseases Ministry of Health stressed that all measures should be taken in the case of other bird flu viruses, when the disease should occur, that is, all those who came into contact with the birds under their care, vaccinations and any symptoms they see patients who are examined in terms of getting the flu.
People also avoid contact with dead birds.
In conclusion, he noted that veterinary organization's specific instructions poultry owners and those who deal with the bird, put. / 201
Keywords: Iran; Updates; H5N8; Avian Influenza; Poultry.