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Russian Federation - Bird flu detected in 7 workers of poultry farm in southern Russia
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According to her, all measures for the protection of humans and animals were implemented shortly, all risks were minimized and the situation did not develop further."All seven people I am talking about today are in good health, the clinical course of the disease was very mild," the watchdog chief added.Russia has sent to the World Health Organization (WHO) the information on the first case of humans being infected with the novel bird flu, Anna Popova said. "The data on the first case of the infection of humans with the A(H5N8) flu have already been sent to the World Health Organization. This happened a few days ago, as soon as we became absolutely confident in our results," she said."The Vector Center of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing has already added to the international GISAID database the data of a whole genome sequencing of the А(H5N8) virus with those mutations that allowed it to cross the interspecies barrier," she added.