Hot Topic: H5N8 Outbreak

According to reports, H5N8 has now been confirmed in 14 European countries including France, Croatia, Hungary, Romania and, Serbia. Outside of the region, the virus has also turned up in Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, and Tunisia. Officials said the source of H5N8 is contact with wild species and that the affected farms are on the path of migrating birds flying from Europe to Africa.  Based on the limited information obtained to date, human infection cannot be excluded. Although the likelihood is low.

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Stefanie Sullivan