La Russia dice all'OMS di aver rilevato il primo caso di ceppo di influenza aviaria negli esseri umani

russo authorities say they have detected what is believed to behuman infection with avian influenza H5N8,” l'Organizzazione mondiale della sanità (CHI) ha confermato alla CNN.

La Russia ha informato l'OMS del possibile ceppo. “Se confermato, this would be the first time H5N8 has infected people,” a WHO Europe spokesperson said in a statement Saturday.
The reported cases were workers exposed to bird flocks, according to preliminary information, la dichiarazione ha aggiunto.
The workers wereasymptomatic and no onward human to human transmission was reported,” ha detto il portavoce.
    Speaking during a televised briefing on Saturday, Anna Popova, the head of Russia’s Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing, said that the strain had been detected in seven poultry farm workers in the south of the country, state-run news agency TASS reported.
    While still not confirmed by the WHO, the Russian health authority has said it is in discussion with national authorities to gather more information andassess the public health impactof the incident.
    Avian flu usually affects only birds and there are many different strains of it.
      Most cases of human infection are due to contact with infected poultry or surfaces that are contaminated with infected bird excretions: saliva, nasal secretions or feces.
      Nel 2014 an H5N8 outbreak infected poultry on farms in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

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