Viva! launches a new campaign highlighting the significant risks avian influenza poses to global human health
Another new strain of bird flu has made the jump from birds to humans – this time it’s a virus called H10N3. Could the next one cause the next pandemic?
This made the headlines in The Telegraph recently, which means that the Government has committed to phase out the breeding of fast-growing chickens for meat, otherwise known as broilers.
Avian influenza (bird flu) viruses are among the most dangerous viruses that can affect humans, with a case fatality rate ranging from around 30 to 60 per cent.
The highly contagious bird flu virus strain H5N8 has infected seven workers in Russia proving that factory farming is a ticking time bomb for future pandemics.