Daily Archives: February 20, 2021

First-ever human infections with H5N8 bird flu reported by Russia: State laboratory working on a vaccine

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By Daniel R. Lucey MD, MPH, FIDSA Today Russian announced that last December seven workers on a poultry farm in southern Russia were infected with H5N8 bird (avian) flu. Although H5N8 avian influenza (“bird flu”) has been found in several avian species in multiple nations on several continents for more than three decades, it has […]