Kuwait City: The Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) announced that they detected bird flu in some farms across Kuwait.
A specialized team at the PAAAFR visited the two farms, in Wafra and Abdly, and culled thousands of poultry that were infected with the virus.
The PAAFR pointed out that the situation is under control and that there is no danger or need to panic.
The Director of Infection Prevention Department at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Ahmed AL Mutawa, stated that the Ministry of Health is coordinating with the PAAAFR to monitor the case locally and internationally, following up in chance that cases are recorded in other countries in the world.
Abdullah Behbehani, a preventive health doctor, told local media that it is very difficult for birds to transmit the virus in humans, except in a very few cases. According to infections recorded globally, only humans that were in direct contact with the bird contracted the virus, Behbehani added.
He indicated that the diseases affect all kinds of birds and that the H5N1 virus is the most common type of the disease.
As for cooked poultry, Behbehani pointed out that well-cooked poultry is safe to eat as the virus is sensitive to heat and dies if the temperature exceeds 70 degrees Celsius.