11-year-old boy from Gurgaon dies of bird flu at Delhi’s AIIMS, epidemiological probe underway | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

11-year-old boy from Gurgaon dies of bird flu at Delhi’s AIIMS, epidemiological probe underway

An 11-year-old boy from Gurgaon died of H5N1 avian influenza or bird flu Tuesday while being treated at the AIIMS, Delhi.

An AIIMS official stated that the boy had been admitted to the hospital on July 2, adding that he died Tuesday. The official said that AIIMS staffers who came in contact with the patient are all under isolation.

The State Surveillance Unit of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) under the Union Ministry of Health too has initiated an epidemiological probe and put close contacts of the patient under surveillance to watch out for symptoms.

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