WHO Confirms First Human Case of H5N2 Not Directly Attributable to Virus

NEW YORK CITY, New York – The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the first human case of H5N2, a strain of avian influenza, was not solely due to the virus but resulted from a combination of multiple factors. The individual’s death was not directly attributable to H5N2. This marks a significant development in understanding the transmission and impact of avian influenza on humans. The WHO detailed that the patient’s death was a result of …

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Chikungunya Virus Study Reveals Deadly Impact on Multiple Organs and Central Nervous System

Researchers from Campinas, Brazil, the United States, and the United Kingdom have made a groundbreaking discovery regarding the chikungunya virus. This virus, transmitted by mosquitoes, has caused over 900 deaths in Brazil since its arrival a decade ago. The study, published in Cell Host & Microbe, sheds light on the virus’ ability to spread through the blood to multiple organs and breach the blood-brain barrier. Contrary to common belief that chikungunya is less deadly than …

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