yup things are a mess, but I suspect this is ordinary flu, which has caused quite a few deaths in the USA where people are well nourished.
Already dealing with severe malnutrition and a cholera epidemic, many people in Yemen are now dying from what is thought to be bird flu.
As the country faces this new health crisis, hospitals remain critically short of resources after years of conflict has caused the country's health system to crumble.
We had birds infected with bird flu awhile back here in the Philippines, and had to kill a lot of chicken and quail.
People in close contact to dead birds or meat can catch the virus. A couple hundred cases a year.
The real danger is if the virus mutates and causes person to person transmission: That could result in a catastrophe similar to 1918 Spanish flu epidemic.
Since the reports are few, and we don't have lab confirmation or headlines elsewhere, I suspect it is ordinary flu.
but flutrackers site does have this discussion.
they are blaming stray dogs, and indeed flu can spread via dogs andstray cats, this might either be true or just a rumor because of the Muslim hatred of dogs as disease spreaders.
The Asian H5N1 virus is a specific, very infections influenza strain that is deadly to birds. H5N1 first cropped up in Southeast Asia, causing huge fatalities in poultry. It has been documented in people, pigs, domestic and wild cats and, rarely, dogs. How the virus gets into mammals isn’t clear; they may become infected by eating contaminated birds or coming into contact with their bodily fluids. It also isn’t clear how bird flu affects dogs; reports range from no symptoms to fever to respiratory problems to death