Via Mike Coston's Avian Flu Diary: Hubei Zoo: African Lions Infected With Avian H5N1. Excerpt:
We've another report of large cats, kept in a Chinese Zoo, infected by the H5N1 virus. This time - instead of Asian tigers - the victims are African lions.
Despite reporting only 15 human H5N1 infections (and 6 deaths) over the past 5 years, and with H7N9 and H5N6 making bigger a splash in recent years, we continue to see evidence that HPAI H5N1 is alive and well on the Chinese Mainland.
As usual, Mike's post is highly informative and provides a concise history of earlier cases relevant to this one.