Malignant Flu Might End Up In Humans, What To Know About Avian Influenza Spread

Last fall, on a mink farm in Spain, H5N1 (avian influenza) likely spread across the animals. The outbreak resulted in the death or culling of the entire group of 50,000 minks.

We added the spreadsheet from Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE to help track the virus in the United States. See below.

Eurosurveillance | Highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection in farmed minks, Spain, October 2022

Bird flu is categorized as a viral infection that spreads among birds, and rarely affects humans. The symptoms presents similar to normal flu such as runny nose, sore throat and fever. On the first week of October, an acute increase in the mortality rate (0.77% vs an expected range of 0.2–0.3%) was identified at an American mink (Neovison vison) farm in the municipality of Carral, in the province A Coruña, Galicia, Spain.

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