First Reported Human Case of H5N2 Avian Flu in Mexico Highlights Need for Vigilance
By Lindiwe Nkosi
First Reported Human Case of H5N2 Avian Flu in Mexico Highlights Need for Vigilance

A 59-year-old man in Mexico has died after contracting the H5N2 avian flu subtype, marking the first human case of this subtype in the country. The WHO emphasizes the need for global surveillance, but states that the risk to the general public remains low. The man developed symptoms in mid-April, was hospitalized on April 24, and passed away the same day.