UK reports a case of Avian flu in Human

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A guy from southwestern England caught avian flu after coming into touch with several contaminated birds, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

According to the statement, all of this individual's contacts, who is asymptomatic and in self-isolation, have been traced down, and there has been no sign of the disease spreading thus far.

For the time being, there is no proof that the strain found in the UK may be transmitted from person to person, but we are keeping an eye on the issue since viruses develop, according to Isabel Oliver, a top scientist at the UKHSA.

The strain found in the infected person conforms to type H5, which is frequent in birds, but health officials are unsure if it is the H5N1 variant that is presently circulating among the country's birds.

Although there have been incidences of avian flu transmission from birds to humans around the world, which have killed many people, this is the first case of that strain in the UK.

UKHA said that the case was reported to the World Health Organization.

Publish : 2022-01-07 11:17:00

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