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# H5N1

This year
2023
# H5N1
WHO describes bird flu situation as 'worrying' after death of an infected girl in Cambodia
The girl’s father has also tested positive for the virus, prompting fears that the virus could have been transmitted between humans.
Last year
2022
# Avian Flu
BirdWatch Ireland raises concern over cases of avian flu among wild seabirds
The National Parks and Wildlife Service said that the H5N1 avian flu subtype was currently spreading among seabirds.
All time
# White-tailed sea eagle
Bird flu identified in rare eagle in Kerry
It is the same highly pathogenic strain already been detected last week in a peregrine falcon in Co Galway.
# H5N1
Canada confirms first death from bird flu in North America
Health officials have stressed that the risk to the population is extremely low.
# Avian Flu
New avian flu strain kills two in China, one critical
The victims contracted H7N9 avian influenza, a sub-type that has not previously been transmitted to humans.
# Bird Flu
WHO delays decision on releasing new bird flu research
Researchers in the US and the Netherlands have developed new H5N1 strains which are more transmissible than the natural version.
# Bioterrorism
US asks science journals to censor studies on man-made bird flu
The US government fears that details on a lab-made version of bird flu could be used by terrorists for biological warfare.
# Health
UN agency warns of potential bird flu resurgence
A mutant strain of the virus has been confirmed in China and Vietnam, and is believed to have been spread by wild bird migration.