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Kuwait: hen flu detected in two farms

Kuwait Metropolis: The Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fisheries Assets (PAAAFR) has introduced that it has detected hen flu on some farms in Kuwait.

A specialised PAAAFR staff visited the 2 farms, in Wafra and Abdly, and slaughtered hundreds of poultry contaminated with the virus.

PAAFR pressured that the scenario is beneath management and that there is no such thing as a hazard or have to panic.

The Director of the An infection Prevention Division on the Ministry of Well being, Dr Ahmed AL Mutawa, stated the Ministry of Well being is coordinating with PAAAFR to observe the case domestically and internationally, monitoring the chance of instances being registered in different international locations of the world.

Preventive physician Abdullah Behbehani advised native media that it is rather tough for birds to transmit the virus to people besides in very uncommon instances. In accordance with the infections recorded world wide, solely people who had been in direct contact with the hen contracted the virus, Behbehani added.

He stated illnesses have an effect on every kind of birds and the H5N1 virus is the most typical sort of illness.

Concerning cooked poultry, Behbehani identified that well-cooked poultry is suitable for eating as a result of the virus is warmth delicate and dies if the temperature rises above 70 levels Celsius.

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