First human death from bird flu strain reported in Mexico

Megha Jain

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed the first human death caused by the H5N2 bird flu strain. The victim, a 59-year-old man from Mexico City, died on April 24 after exhibiting symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath, diarrhea, nausea, and general discomfort. The WHO is currently investigating how the individual contracted the virus, as he had no known exposure to poultry or other animals.