First cases of H5N8 bird flu found in humans

Russia has detected the strain H5N8 in poultry farm workers in the country's south
Australian Associated Press

The bird flu strain known as H5N8 has been detected in humans for the first time in Russia, in cases of animal-to-human transmission.

Seven employees at a poultry farm in the south of the country fell ill in December, Russia’s chief public health officer Anna Popopa told state television on Saturday.