New strain bird flu caused human death

The World Health Organization has reported human deaths due to a new type of bird flu.

A 59-year-old resident of Mexico died on April 24 after developing fever, shortness of breath, diarrhea, nausea and general discomfort. The sun reports.

A WHO spokesperson said: “This is the first laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with influenza A(H5N2) reported worldwide and the first human infection with A(H5) reported in Mexico. “

“The case had several underlying conditions and an investigation by health authorities in Mexico is ongoing to determine the likely source of exposure to the virus.”

The victim had no history of exposure to poultry or other animals, the WHO said.

Cases of avian influenza subtype A(H5N2) have been reported in poultry in Mexico.

The person was bedridden for three weeks for other reasons before acute symptoms appeared, the WHO said.

This article was originally published on The Sun and has been republished with permission

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