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First human case of H5N8 bird flu reported in Russia | TheHill – The Hill

Russia on Saturday announced that it has identified the first cases o…

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Russia on Saturday announced that it has identified the first cases of H5N8 avian influenza in humans, according to multiple reports.
Anna Popova, the countrys public health chief, said in televised comments that seven cases were detected in workers at a poultry farm in southern Russia, Bloomberg News reported. Authorities have reported information on the cases to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Popova said that the workers had mild cases and were recovered. The poultry farm was the site of…

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