The WHO has confirmed the first two human cases of bird flu in Spain

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed this this Friday two people were infected with bird flu in September and October after an outbreak of this disease on a farm in the Spanish province of Guadalajarawhich represents the first cases detected in Spain.

So far only revealed case of this diseasewhich can be fatal on the European continent (in the UK in 2021), doc worldwide since 2003, 868 human infections have been confirmed, with 456 deaths.

Two cases were discovered among farm workers where a outbreak of bird flu on September 20after which control and prevention measures were taken, says the WHO statement.

The Spanish Ministry of Health first confirmed the presence of the H5N1 ua bird flu virus 19-year-old employee on September 27and later in another 27-year-old worker 13.10 who participated in the control and cleaning measures.

Both recovered and were negative in subsequent tests.explained the WHO.

In its assessment of the outbreak, the organization pointed out that it is not necessary to take preventive measures on trips to or from Spain, as well as health controls at airports.

He also clarified that despite the detected cases there is no evidence of human-to-human transmission (The disease is usually transmitted from birds to humans.)

The organization reminded that the disease it can have different effects on the infected: some have no symptoms and others may simply suffer from upper respiratory infections (cough, fever), but if the infection progresses, it can degenerate into pneumonia, serious respiratory problems or even death.

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