CDC monitors avian flu, warns of human transmission risk

The Australian Financial Review April 2, 2024, 08:00 AM UTC

Summary: The US CDC is monitoring a developing situation of avian influenza, with concerns about cow-to-cow transmission. Australia has no detected cases but is prepared. Dr. Dalton emphasizes the risk of human-to-human transmission. Surveillance shows the virus mutating and infecting new species. Early detection in animals and humans is crucial. H5N1 symptoms vary from mild to severe, with potential for fatality. New vaccines may be developed.

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