Influenza A virus subtype H5N8

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Influenza A virus subtype H5N8
Virus classification e
Unrecognized taxon (fix): Influenza A virus subtype H5N8

H5N8 is a subtype of the Influenza A virus (sometimes called bird flu) and is highly lethal to wild birds and poultry.

H5N8 usually does not make human sick; however, seven people in Russia were found to be infected in 2021.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Russia records first cases of human infection with bird flu strain H5N8". Sky News. 2021-02-20. Retrieved 2021-02-21.