NEW DELHI: A 12-year-old boy affected by hen flu died at AIIMS within the nationwide capital lately, official sources mentioned on Tuesday.
The boy was admitted to the hospital on July 2 with pneumonia and leukaemia. He died on July 12.
Whereas present process remedy, checks for Covid-19 and influenza had been carried out.
“His samples examined destructive for Covid-19. It got here out constructive for influenza however was non-typable. It was despatched to Nationwide Institute of Virology, Pune, the place they confirmed it to be constructive for H5N1 avian influenza,” a supply mentioned.
Particulars of the case have been conveyed to the Nationwide Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) and their workforce has began contact tracing and to see if there are any extra instances with related signs with whom the kid has are available in contact, the supply mentioned.
In keeping with sources, the boy was not a resident of Delhi.