H5N2 Bird Flu Victim Dies from Multiple Factors in Mexico: WHO

Mexico City, Mexico – The World Health Organization confirmed the first human infection of the H5N2 bird flu strain resulting in the death of a 59-year-old man. The WHO stated that the man had a history of chronic kidney disease, type 2 diabetes, and systemic arterial hypertension. According to WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier, the man had been bedridden for three weeks before developing acute symptoms, including fever, shortness of breath, diarrhea, nausea, and malaise. He …

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Flu Outbreak Claims Five Lives in Salt Lake City, None Vaccinated

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The cold and flu season has brought tragedy to Salt Lake County, with the deaths of two children and three adults older than 50 due to the flu. According to Nicholas Rupp of the Salt Lake County Health Department, none of the victims had received a flu vaccine, highlighting the potential risks of not being vaccinated. Over the past two weeks, 353 people in Salt Lake County have been hospitalized …

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Nebraska Reports Two Pediatric Flu Deaths, Reinforces Early Tamiflu Use for Symptoms

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has reported two pediatric influenza-related deaths and three deaths in total in the state this season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a total of 20 children have died from the flu this season nationwide. The Nebraska DHHS is advising the use of antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu as early as possible for individuals experiencing flu symptoms. Tamiflu can be …

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