Jun 6, 2024

WHO WATCH: Avian Influenza H5 Update | June 6

WHO EPI-WIN Webinar: Avian Influenza H5: an update

Thursday 6 June 2024, 13:00–14:15 CEST (Geneva time)

Context and Objective of this webinar:

‘Since the EPI-WIN webinar on " Public health risk of avian influenza A(H5N1) detected recently in dairy cattle" held on 6 May 2024, more human infections of avian influenza H5 have been reported, including those from Australia, China, and USA. Meanwhile the H5N1 virus continues to be detected in more cattle in the USA.

‘The objective of this webinar is to provide an update on further learnings about the virus and its spread, and the implications for public health. It will provide an update on:

  • ‘The epidemiology of avian influenza H5 human infections
  • ‘Virus characterization, and selection and development of candidate vaccine viruses
  • ‘Situation, characterization, and recommendations from the animal sector’

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