Before 4 December 2024, will the World Health Organization (WHO) or US CDC report a human case of H5N1 avian influenza infection in the Western Hemisphere where sustained human-to-human transmission is the suspected cause?

Started Mar 29, 2024 05:00PM UTC
Closing Dec 04, 2024 08:01AM UTC

H5N1 avian influenza has recently begun killing thousands of mammals in South America, and mammalian cases are being reported in cases in the US (UC Davis,, KFF News). Human cases are rare and are generally suspected to have originated from contact with infected animals, but the prospect of human-to-human transmission has health officials concerned (WHO - Influenza Monthly Risk Assessment, CDC - Avian Flu, CDC). WHO defines "sustained human-to-human transmission" as "transmitting easily from one person to the next and then further onward" (STAT).

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Possible Answer Crowd Forecast Change in last 24 hours Change in last week Change in last month
Yes 3.60% -0.20% -0.20% -3.20%
No 96.40% +0.20% +0.20% +3.20%

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