A case of H5N1 influenza infection detected in US dairy cows

A man in Texas has been diagnosed with H5N1 bird flu after coming into close contact with infected dairy cows. This is the second confirmed case of the virus in the US, with the first appearing in Colorado in 2022. Preliminary analysis of the virus strain did not show any concerning mutations.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that the infection does not change their assessment of the public health risk associated with H5N1 influenza in the United States. The risk of an outbreak here remains low. The patient is currently isolated and receiving treatment with antiviral drugs.

Avian flu can be transmitted to humans, but infections have only been reported in people who have had close contact with infected animals. However, this flu strain has a very high death rate, up to 50% compared to 3% in regular flu cases. Current antibiotics are effective against circulating H5N1 influenza strains, and if the virus mutates to spread easily in humans, existing vaccines will also be effective in preventing it.

By Samantha Johnson

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