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A New Bird Flu Jumps to Humans. So Far, It's Not a Problem

A New #BirdFlu Jumps to Humans. So Far, It's Not a Problem

Between Dec. 25, 2020 & Jan. 14, 2021, >7 million birds were lost to #H5N8 #flu outbreaks in Europe & Asia.

As damaging as H5N8 has been to birds, it had never infected people. Until February.


Seven workers in Russia appeared to have been infected with the virus, although none of them became ill. Only one of those seven cases, however, was confirmed by genetically sequencing the virus.



https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/21/science/bird-flu-pandemic.html

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