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An 11-year-old boy from Gurgaon had succumbed to the infection at AIIMS Delhi Tuesday.
According to sources, details of the case have been conveyed to the NCDC and their team has started contact tracing to see if there are any more cases with similar symptoms.
AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria said the transmission of the virus from birds to humans is rare and sustained human-to-human transmission of H5N1 virus hasn't yet been established.
Health authorities in China said the case was a sporadic virus transmission from poultry to humans, and the risk of causing a pandemic was extremely low.
Delhi Zoo director said birds in captivity have been isolated and are being monitored. Feeding of chicken to raptors and vehicle entry inside the zoo have already been stopped.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also gave directions to withdraw the orders restricting trade and import of chicken stocks.
All 100 samples collected from 35 poultry birds in Delhi's Ghazipur market have tested negative for bird flu, a senior Animal Husbandry Unit officer said.
Bird flu cases in 9 states & UTs means chicken farmers, who were barely starting to recover from Covid impact, are having to cull large numbers of stock a second time in 12 months.
Addressing a press conference Monday, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said only samples of ducks from Sanjay Lake have tested positive for bird flu and urged people to not panic.
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