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Influenza H5N1 in mammals

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Influenza H5N1 in mammals

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Published 30 April 2024 | Updated 15 May 2024

Recent cases of Highly Pathogenic Influenza H5N1, in dairy cattle in the United States, have raised concerns about whether this strain of influenza, which is currently circulating widely in birds, is becoming adapted to mammalian species, and poses a potential threat to human health.

The purpose of this In the Spotlight feature is to bring together current reports and evidence regarding cases of Influenza H5N1 in mammals. It does not include papers relating to the situation in birds but does include links to other agencies which report and provide advice on Avian Influenza.

The focus is on Influenza H5N1, as this is the strain of current concern. As this is a rapidly evolving area we include news reports, from reputable sources, and pre-prints, but these will be replaced with peer reviewed articles as soon as these become available.

3. Reports and information on Influenza H5N1 in mammals

Updated 15 May 2024

  • Multispecies outbreaks
  • Cattle
  • Pigs
  • Companion animals
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Mustelids
  • Wildlife
  • Marine mammals

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