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The African Union issues a warning about highly pathogenic avian flu
By: Date: 2020-11-27 Categories: Internationalfood Tags: ,

The AU website reported on the 24th that the AU issued a highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N8) warning to all member states. It said that as of the 22nd, H5N8 had broken out in wild birds and poultry in 12 countries in Western Europe. The virus has now gradually shifted to Africa, the winter bird habitat in southern Russia and Eastern Europe. H5N8 has not yet caused harm to human health, but the possible spillover effects cannot be ignored.

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