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H5N2 avian flu: this new strain worries the WHO

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun6,2024

It's hard to forget the H1N1 flu of 2009, which appeared in Mexico before quickly spreading almost everywhere on the planet. A virus that evolves, and whose different strains are studied closely. Lately, it's the H5N2 avian flu that's been the talk of the town. A first human victim was killed. recorded, but the World Health Organization is intended to be reassuring.

H5N2 avian flu: this new strain worries te WHO

h5n2 avian flu: a first human victim

This Wednesday, a first death caused by by the H5N2 avian flu was identified, declared the World Health Organization. The victim, aged 59 and residing in Mexico, died on April 24.She presented with fever, shortness of breath, diarrhea and nausea. The H5N2 strain is different from the H5N1 flu, which is currently wreaking havoc among livestock in the United States. Three human cases of H5N1 have already been reported. Summer censuses.

H5N2 avian flu: this new strain of concern te WHO

According to the WHO, the victim of the H5N2 strain would have had no contact with poultry or other animals.However, he suffered from multiple health problems. and had been bedridden for three weeks before contracting this disease. There would be no risk for the population, explained the Ministry of Health Mexican, when the WHO judged the “low” risk.

H5N2 avian flu: this new strain worries te WHO

Discovered in March in farmed poultry in the state of Michoacan, the H5N2 strain was then discovered in poultry in the state of Michoacan. recorded in poultry in Texcoco, in the State of Mexico, then in Mexico. Temascalapa, at least in April. For the WHO, “it has not been possible to establish whether this first human case is linked to the “recent outbreak in poultry“. The H5N2 strain is considered less pathogenic than H5N1.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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