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UN experts voice concern over avian influenza spread to humans

According to the article, an outbreak since 2020 has caused the deaths of millions of poultry and the spread of the virus to mammals, including domestic cattle in the US, increasing the risk of transmission to humans.

The World Health Organization is concerned about the spread of H5N1 bird flu, which has a high mortality rate in humans, the Guardian reported yesterday.

There is a global concern that the virus may evolve to infect humans and spread between humans. From 2003 to 2024, there have been 889 reported cases and 463 deaths from H5N1 worldwide, with a fatality rate of 52%.

According to WHO, the virus is seeking new hosts, underscoring the call for increased monitoring and control measures.

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