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By Allianz Worldwide Care | February 14, 2017
The risk of transmission from birds to humans is relatively low. Although no human cases of H5N8 have ever been reported, it is important to remain vigilant.
Most human cases caused by avian influenza viruses occurred after direct contact with infected poultry, including live poultry markets. In areas with reported outbreaks of avian influenza in birds, people at potential risk are those handling diseased birds and poultry or their environment.
Advice for the public in areas experiencing outbreaks in birds: