WHO still doesn’t know how he got infected

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of the first death of a person due to complications arising from bird flu infection. The deaths are related to the A(H5N2) subtype of the flu, a different subtype than the one ravaging American dairy farms.

The first person to die. The case was filed today but the death occurred on April 24, in Mexico City, Reuters reported. This is a 59-year-old man, a resident of the state of Mexico, who was admitted to a hospital in Mexico City.

The man started showing symptoms of fever, shortness of breath, diarrhea, nausea and malaise on the 17th and was admitted to hospital on the 24th, where he died shortly afterwards. WHO has indicated. As far as known, the person was not exposed to birds or livestock.

Mexican Government Ministry of Health has affected This case does not imply there is a risk to the population.

The bird flu crisis is no longer just avian: the United States has counted three cases of infection in humans

prerequisite The deceased had various underlying medical problems, which may explain why the disease was fatal in this case. This is the first confirmed death of a person with the disease. Subtype A(H5N2) of avian flu.

H5N1 or H5N2. It should be noted that this is a different subspecies from the one that currently extends north of the Rio Grande. America face In a severe outbreak of avian flu, in this case subtype A(H5N1).

According to the latest data from the United States, three people have been diagnosed with the disease so far this year, with no deaths. The epidemic has already affected about 97 million birds in poultry farms, about 9,400 wild birds and 81 dairy cows.

A JudemicExpanded. In any of its forms, avian flu is spreading around the world. Flu season ends with good luck in Spain with 24 cases In different parts of the geography, all are wild birds.

This disease does not pose a great risk to humans. Infections have occurred (at least until now) among industrial workers through close contact with birds and other animals. There are no known cases of infection in humans and we are now facing the first laboratory-confirmed deaths.

The problem now is twofold. On the one hand, the large number of animals being slaughtered in livestock and poultry farms to prevent the spread of disease. The second is the risk posed by a high number of cases, since the more animals infected, the more likely the virus will mutate and jump into humans.

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