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Russia tells WHO it has detected first case of H5N8 in humans

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News Farmer Health/Safety

Several workers at poultry farm infected.

Russian authorities say they have detected what is believed to be “human infection with avian influenza H5N8,” the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed to CNN.

Russia notified WHO of the possible strain. “If confirmed, this would be the first time H5N8 has infected people,” a WHO Europe spokesperson said in a statement Saturday.

The reported cases were workers exposed to bird flocks, according to preliminary information, the statement added.


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