Russia has claimed that H5N8 is avian flu virus. Its effect is on humans the most.
Russia said that on Saturday its scientists detected the first case of transmission of the H5N8 strain of avian flu to humans and alerted the World Health Organization.
The information about the world’s first case of avian flu H5N8 in humans has already been sent to the WHO,” said Anna Popova, head of Russia’s health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor.
Highly infectious stress is fatal to birds, but has never been reported to spread to humans before.
Anna Popova said scientists at Russia’s Vacator Laboratory isolated the strain’s genetic material from seven workers at a poultry farm in southern Russia, where an outbreak among birds was recorded in December.
Popova said that the workers did not suffer any serious health consequences. Popova praised the “significant scientific discovery,” saying “time will tell” whether the virus can mutate further.
The discovery of these mutations when the virus has still not acquired the ability to transmit from human to human.
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The virus gives us all the entire world, time to prepare for possible mutations and react adequately and in a timely manner.
Popova said, Located in Koltsov outside the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, the Vektor State Virology and Biotechnology Center has developed one of Russia’s many coronovirus vaccines.
It is believed that the top-secret lab had researched the secret biological weapons in the Soviet era. It is believed that there is a stock of Ebola for H5N8 and smallpox virus.