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Can humans catch highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 from wild birds?

There are no documented cases of humans contracting highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 from wild birds. Close contact with infected domestic poultry has been the primary way that people have become infected with the H5N1 virus.

There are a few very rare instances of human-to-human transmission in cases of prolonged close contact with an infected person.

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