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Industry News & Trends / Avian Influenza / Europe
on February 22, 2021

Russia warns of H5N8 avian flu virus transmission to people

H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus of avian origin has been detected for the first time in people, reports The Moscow Times.

Seven workers at a poultry farm in southern Russia tested positive for this virus variant. They are now recovering, having suffered no serious health consequences.

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