In recent weeks there have been reports of large die offs of seals in Denmark and Germany, and it was determined that a combination of an infection with avian Influenza(H10N7) Virus, pneumonia, and bacterial infections were behind these deaths.
Nothing to worry about, you might say at this point. Some seals might be dying, but there are some worrying aspects to this news, because Influenza A(H10N7) Virus is also able infect humans. Some cases of such an infection appeared from countries like Egypt (2004) (pdf here) and Australia (2012). Given its limited history of infecting humans, and the mild symptoms it has provoked, Influenza A(H10N7) Virus seems an unlikely candidate to cause a serious epidemic threat.
But, like all Influenza A viruses, Influenza A(H10N7) has the ability to drift, mutate, or reassort with other influenza viruses and – over time - continually re-invent itself.
 Anthony et al: Emergence of Fatal Avian Influenza in New England Harbor Seals in mBio – 2012
 DTU Veterinærinstituttet: Sæler fra flere områder af Danmark smittet med influenza. See here.
Arzey et al: Influenza virus A (H10N7) in chickens and poultry abattoir workers, Australia in Emerging Infectious Diseases - 2012