H5N8 is a subtype of the influenza A virus and is highly lethal to wild birds and poultry. H5N8 is typically not associated with humans; however, seven people in Russia were found to be infected in 2021.
First Cases of H5N8 Bird Flu in Humans
“It’s a respiratory virus that spreads easily between people.” Russia has reported the world’s first cases of the H5N8 bird flu being passed from birds to humans. Jason Gale explains what health risks that could pose. More: WATCH: What health risks does the H5N8 bird flu pose? Watch video in link down below…