The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has confirmed the first case of H5N8 avian influenza. The case was confirmed in a facility in Durrës, which breeds poultry.
Further, the ministry suggests that “chicken poultry feed should be cooked at temperatures above 70 ° C and eggs should also be well cooked”.
“Complete cooking of meat and eggs ensures the inability of the virus to be present in raw products that enter the food chain.
There is no epidemiological evidence that this virus can be transmitted to humans through food (birds and eggs).
The virus is sensitive to heat and disinfectants as well, so good hygiene practices (surface disinfection) and personal hygiene (hand washing) help control the risk.reads the notice of the Ministry of Agriculture.