By Cara Murez
MONDAY, April 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Tests done on a Chilean man infected with bird flu showed signs that the virus has partially adapted to spread between mammals. However, the public health risk still remains low, U.S. health officials say.
“Those genetic changes have been seen previously with past H5N1 infections, and have not resulted in spread between people,” Vivien Dugan, acting director of the influenza division at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told the New York Times.
“Nevertheless, it’s important to continue to look carefully at every…