Bird flu: humans infected with H5N8 strain for first time in Russia

Bird flu: humans infected with H5N8 strain for first time in Russia

The Guardian

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Seven poultry workers found to be infected, but no evidence of transmission between humans

A H5N8 strain of bird flu has been detected in humans for the first time, among seven workers who were infected at a Russian poultry plant in December.

There is no evidence of the strain being transmitted between humans, but Russia has reported the transmission to the World Health Organization.

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