Mutant strain of bird flu resurfaces

Poultry market, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

A mutant strain of the deadly bird flu virus has resurfaced in Asia, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization or FAO.

FAO says that it's too early to know if the new strain, also known as H5N1 2.3.2.1, is more virulent.

The advance of the virus is associated with wild bird migrations.

FAO Chief Veterinary Officer, Juan Lubroth spoke to Jocelyne Sambira about how the virus is moving from birds to humans.

Duration: 2'34''

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