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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

DOH 2017 Advisory: What you need to know about Avian Flu.

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DOH ADVISORY: Mga kailangang malaman tungkol sa AVIAN FLU. (What you need to know about Avian Flu)

WHAT IS AVIAN/BIRD FLU?

According to DOH Official Facebook Page, "Avian Flu is a contagious disease of birds ranging from mild to server form of illness. Some forms of Vian Flu infections can cause illness to humans".
  • (Ang Avian Flu ay sakit mula sa ibon o poultry animals.
  • Isa sa mga sanhi ng Influenza A virus.
  • Maari itong magdulot ng outbreaks o pagkamatay ng mga poultry o ibon. Maaring magdulot ng sakit sa tao sa pamamagitan ng direktang kontak sa dumi at respiratory secretion (sipon at laway ng apektadong manok.)

WHAT CAUSES AVIAN FLU?

Avian flu is caused by Influenza A Virus. Outbreaks affecting some Asian Countries have been caused by influenza A/H5N1 virus. It also causes severe infection in humans.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS & SYMPTON OF AVIAN FLU IN CHICKEN?

  1. Leg swelling
  2. Sneezing and coughing
  3. Nasal discharge
  4. Fever
  5. Weakness
  6. Diarrhea
  7. Loss of Apetite
  8. Swelling
  9. Excessive Thirst
  10. Purple discoloration of crown and wattle
  11. Ruffled Feathers
  12. Sudden Death

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF AVIAN FLU IN HUMANS? (Mga Sintomas ng mga taong may Avian Flu)

Following exposure to chicken infected with Avian Flu, patient may develop:
  1. Fever (Lagnat)
  2. Body weakness or muscle pain (Panghihina at pananakit ng kalmnan at katawan)
  3. Cough (Ubo)
  4. Sore Throat (Pamamaga o Pananakit ng lalamunan)
  5. Difficulty breathing in severe cases (Hirap sa paghihinga)
  6. Sore eyes and diarrhea in some cases (Sore Eyes at pagtatae)

HOW IS AVIAN FLU TRANSMITTED TO HUMANS?

Through inhalation or contamination with infection discharges or feces of sick chicken.
*** ONE DOES NOT GET AVIAN FLU FROM THROUGHLY COOKED CHICKEN MEAT. NO EVIDENCE OF TRANSMISSION OF THE VIRUS TO HUMANS FROM RAW, CHILLED, OR FROZEN POULTY FOODS.
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WHAT IS THE TREATMENT OF AVIAN FLU IN HUMANS?

Treatment is the same as for the other influenza viruses.

MGA DAPAT GAWIN SA TAONG PINAGHIHINALAANG MAY AVIAN FLU

  1. Ihiwalay anf may sakit sa ibang tao.
  2. Pagsuotin ng face mask o pantakip sa ilong at bibig ang pasyente.
  3. Tiyakin na may sapat na distancya sa pasyente (1 metro ang layo) 
  4. Ipagbigay alam sa mga awtoridad o lokal na opisyal ng kalusugan.
  5. Kaagad na dalhin ang pasyenta sa mga DOH Referral Hospital.

HOW DO WE PREVENT AVIAN FLU FROM ENTERING THE COUNTRY?

  1. Ban on importation of live chickens and other poultry products from countries infected by Avian Flu.
  2. Ban on importation of caged and wild birds from countries affected with Avian Flu.
  3. Daily monitoring of major entry points open to international routs and preventing entry of any bird species from affected countries. 
  4. Monitoring of areas where migratory birds congregate.

WHAT SHOULD THE GENERAL PUBLIC DO?

  1. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after handling live and dressed chicken
  2. Cook chicken thoroughly
  3. Do not sell live chicken that roam freely. Keep them in cages or pens.
  4. Do not place chickens, ducks, and pigs together in 1 area, cage or pen. 
  5. Report to the nearest agricultural/veterinary officer or barangay caption any unusual death or illness of chickens and other birds. 
  6. Report to the nearest local health centers any human case of respiratory illness with history of exposure to sick or dead chickens and other birds.

MGA DAPAT GAWN PARA IWASAN ANG PAGKALAT NG AVIAN FLU

  1. Gumamit ng pangproteksyon tulad ng gloves at face mask bago hawakan ang mga may sakit o patay na ibon o manok.
  2. Palagiang maghugas ng kamay pagkatapos humawak ng may sakit o patay na ibon o manok. 
  3. Maligo at magpalit ng damit pagkatapos humawak ng may sakit o patay na ibon o manok. 
  4. Ipagbigay alam sa awtoridad o lokal na opisyal ng agrikultura kung may kaso ng pagkamatay ng mga ibon o manok sa inyong lugar.

IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL TO COUNTRIES AFFECTED WITH AVIAN FLU?

At risk individuals are those directly exposed to sick chicken and other sick birds.
The government thereby advises prospective travelers to countries with avian flu not to go to bird parks, poultry farms and market where live chicken and other birds are sold.

The information above was originally posted to the official fan page of the Department of Health (DOH). The main reason of this post is to disseminate the information and advisory to the public. Sharing this post means a lot to our fellow Filipinos. MABUHAY Pilipinas!

You can find the poster images about Avian Virus at the this link: https://web.facebook.com/pg/OfficialDOHgov/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1694474670563778 or Click Here: DOH: Avian Virus Advisory.

Sources:
https://web.facebook.com/OfficialDOHgov/
Images: https://web.facebook.com/pg/OfficialDOHgov/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1694474670563778

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