Friday, July 31, 2015

Bird Flu (Avian Flu) explained in Simple Language - बर्ड फ्लू आसान भाषा में समझें

Simplify Bird Flu (Avian Flu) बर्ड फ्लू आसान भाषा में समझें 


What is Bird Flu   ?

बर्ड फ्लू क्या है ?


Bird flu also known as  Avian flu  is a severe type of flu which can be sometimes fatal. It usually spread from bird to bird but  it can also be transmitted to humans

बर्ड फ्लू जिसे एवियन फ्लू भी कहते हैं एक गंभीर किस्म का फ्लू है जो जानलेवा भी हो सकता है।  यह आम तौर पर पक्षियों से पक्षियों में फैलता है परन्तु कभी कभी पक्षियों से इंसानो में भी फ़ैल सकता है। b


How Bird Flu Spreads?

बर्ड फ्लू कैसे फैलता है ?

Bird Flu spreads from birds (commonly poultry) to person, or person to person. Birds are most common source of infection for humans. Transmission of Bird flu from person to person is very rare. But when it spreads from person to person it is usually like other flu. When people affected with Bird Flu virus talk, sneeze, cough, laugh, they create droplets. These droplets, which contain virus, suspend in air for some times and can be inhaled by healthy people and thus giving the entry to virus in their body. 

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Artist's Illustration of  Bird Flu

How Bird Flu does not Spread?
बर्ड फ्लू कैसे नहीं फैलता है ?

 Humans are not infected from   eating properly cooked eggs or chickens. Few cases were reported of human to human transfer of virus but it is very rare and happened only in very close contacts.

What are Symptoms of BirdFlu?
बर्ड फ्लू के लक्षण क्या होते हैं ?

In Humans, Bird  flu symptoms  may vary from common flu-like symptoms  like fever, cough, sore throat and muscle aches  to   pneumonia, Acute respiratory distress and other severe and life-threatening complications. Symptoms of Bird flu  depend on many factors including immunity of infected person, strain/type of virus causing the infection, age, any other co-existing diseases

How Bird Flu is diagnosed?
बर्ड फ्लू की पहचान क्या होती है ?

Clinically, it is difficult to differentiate Bird flu from common flu or other flu like diseases because symptoms are almost same. Proper History taking and history suggestive of coming in contact with an Bird Flu infected patient and traveling to an area affected by bird flu, or history of having a close contact with affected Birds usually raise the alarm.  Lab test can help in confirming the diagnose. A swab from Naso pharynx is taken and sent to Lab for examination where presence of Virus can be ascertained and thus help in diagnosing Bird Flu.


What is Treatment of Bird Flu?
बर्ड फ्लू का इलाज़ क्या होता है ?

Bird Flu is a seeious disease and demand immediate medical attention if suspected. Some cases need supportive and symptomatic treatment. Some Serious cases need Anti-Viral Drugs. Commonly used Anti Viral drugs include oseltamivir and zanamivir. But these should not be used without proper medical supervision.



What is not a treatment of Bird flu?
बर्ड फ्लू का इलाज़ क्या नहीं होता है ?

Antibiotics have no role in treatment of Bird flu. Although if there is any secondary infection or if there is any co-existing condition, Anti-biotics may be needed

What is Ayurvedic Treatment of Bird Flu? 
बर्ड फ्लू का आयुर्वेदिक इलाज़ क्या होता है?

In Ayurveda Various herbs are used for treatment of Bird Flu. But these are not an replacement of Allopathic treatment. These herbs can be taken in addition to Allopathic treatment. Proven herbs include neem (Indian lilac), tulsi, ginger and pepper extracts.

What is Homeopathic Treatment of Bird Flu?
बर्ड फ्लू का होम्योपैथिक इलाज़ क्या होता है ?

Comon homeopathic remedies   used   with great effeciveness in Bird Flu include:

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Consult your homeopathic doctor for further information for same

How to Prevent Bird Flu?
बर्ड फ्लू से बचाव कैसे करें ?

1. Vaccination – Get yourself vaccinated for Bird Flu. 
2. Hygiene –
                   Frequently wash your hands
                   Keep your nose and mouth while coughing or sneezing
                   Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth
                  Keep distance from infected persons
                   Avoid touching door knobs and railings in public places
                  Avoid Handshakes. Use Namaste for greeting other people.
      3) Be physically active, do regular exercise, keep yourself hydrated.
  If you work in poultry farms or come in contact with poultry often keep watch on them. take immediate action as soon as bird flu is suspected.

What to do If I suspect I have Bird Flu?
मुझे शक है के मुझे बर्ड फ्लू है।  क्या करूँ ?

Remember, not every flu is Bird Flu. But if you have any doubt that you can have bird flu or if you came in contact with a person or birds who are diagnosed with bird flu now, consult your doctor and get the Swab test done for same. A clinical assessment is necessary to see the severity of Flu.

What to do If I am having bird Flu?
मुझे बर्ड फ्लू हो गया है।  क्या करूँ ?

 If you are diagnosed with Bird Flu, and symptoms are mild then take proper rest and keep yourself hydrated. Follow advice of your doctor and start Anti Viral treatment. Follow all the instructions given by doctor and take medicines on time. Admission is usually needed for infected people


Also, take precautions for prevention so that other people near you don’t get infected. Wear a recommended mask, cover your mouth and nose covered while coughing or sneezing. 

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