Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Avian influenza: New aspects of an old threat

In Europe, epidemics of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) used to be a seasonal phenomenon associated with migratory waterfowl that were returning to their overwintering sites in the autumn. Since 2020, however, this ...

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Could bird flu become the next pandemic?

Avian flu cases have spiked around the globe in recent weeks, devastating bird populations and making headlines. The spread of the illness, caused by the H5N1 virus, has resulted in 58 million bird deaths since last fall—driving ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First H3N8 bird flu death recorded in China

A woman has died from H3N8 bird flu in China, the World Health Organization reported Tuesday—the first known human fatality from the avian influenza strain.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Expert comments on human health risks of current bird flu outbreak

As the world grapples with one of the largest recorded outbreaks of bird flu (H5N1 avian influenza) concerns have been raised in the media about the potential risks to human health and whether this is the next pandemic we ...

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