National Prevention Plan
Food Precautions
  • It is very unlikely for the virus to be transmitted to humans through well-cooked food; that no infections have been recorded to be caused by eating well-cooked poultry.
  • The virus (H5N1) is sensitive to temperature, as it dies at 70° C).
  • Some studies prove that highly pathogenic viruses, including the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) or (H5N1), affect all the parts of the infected birds, including meat. It is for this reason that following the healthy precautions when preparing food, and cooking it well, reduce the likelihood of infection.
  • Eggs have to be well cooked, as some studies have proven that the virus could be carried in the egg shells, as well as the inner contents.
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