• Human infection with avian influenza A - the Russian Federation

    1 month ago - By WHO

    On 18 February 2021, the National IHR Focal Point for the Russian Federation notified WHO of detection of avian influenza A in seven human clinical specimens. These are the first reported detection of avian influenza A in humans. Positive clinical specimens were collected from poultry farm workers who participated in a response operation to contain an avian influenza A outbreak detected in a poultry farm in Astrakhan Oblast in the Russian Federation. The laboratory confirmation of the seven specimens were performed by the State Research Centre for Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR. The age...
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