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Russia reports first case of avian flu in humans – Fox News

Russian health officials reported a new strain of avian flu never before transmitted from birds to humans Saturday, after an outbreak first occurred in a poultry…

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Russian health officials reported a new strain of avian flu never before transmitted from birds to humans Saturday, after an outbreak first occurred in a poultry farm last December.
Anna Popova, the countrys public health chief, announced that seven cases of the H5N8 strain had been detected amongst the poultry farms workers in southern Russia prompting health officials to alert the World Health Organization (WHO).
“Only time will tell how soon future mutations will allow it to overcome this barrier,”…

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