Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Russian poultry workers first ever infected with H5N8 bird flu

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By David B. Strickland

Poultry Times editor

dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

MOSCOW — Seven workers at a poultry farm in the southern portion of the Russian Federation are the first noted to have ever contracted H5N8 avian influenza. The transmission is described as having spread bird-to-person, and there are no current signs of it moving person-to-person, authorities say.

The Russian News Agency, TASS, has reported that the incident was promptly notified to the World Health Organization (WHO) and all protection protocols were put into place.

TASS cited Anna Popova, head of Russia’s Federal Service for Surveillance on. . .

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