The risk of infection of the Azerbaijani population with bird flu is very low, Ibadulla Agayev, the chief epidemiologist of the Azerbaijani Health Ministry, told Trend on Saturday.
Agayev did not exclude possibility of infection through water. Nevertheless, there is not danger of penetration of the virus into the territory of the country through water, as the managements of the reservoirs take appropriate measures, particularly, chlorination, he added.
He noted that the virus did not transmit from man to man. It is possible only at contacting of man with infected bird.
Touching upon use of poultry by the population, the specialist underlined that there was no any danger in consumption of poultry, producing by broiler companies. Agayev mentioned that only use of poultry from private farms was dangerous.
He also noted that on Friday Ogtay Shiraliyev, the Azerbaijani Health Minister, signed new decree within struggle with bird flu, aimed at strengthening of measures by the Ministry.