Spain has detected the first human infection with the H5N1 strain of bird flu. This is a worker at a poultry farm in the province of Guadalajara, where there had been a focus of avian flu, according to a Republica.com report.
Sources from the Ministry of Health say that this worker has tested positive for bird flu, although they have stressed that he has been asymptomatic at all times and that, in addition, the rest of his colleagues on the farm have tested negative in the tests that have been carried out.
This would be the first case of avian influenza in humans in Spain and the second in Europe, after the United Kingdom detected another case in December 2021.
The man is a worker at a poultry farm in Fontanar, in which the Ministry of Agriculture detected an outbreak of avian flu that forced the slaughter of the 601,000 laying hens on the farm.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the most likely route of introduction of the virus on the farm has been through contact with wild birds, given that this year the circulation of the virus among these birds is being maintained during the summer despite the high temperatures.
- Adenovirus cases rise to near 2,000 in Hanoi
- Ho Chi Minh City dengue cases up 590% in 2022
- Canada: Nova Scotia reports increase in HIV cases
- Uganda reports two additional confirmed Ebola cases, Bunyangabu becomes the 4th district with a case
- Rio de Janeiro reports 2nd monkeypox death
- Florida: Lee County health officials warn of Vibrio vulnificus post-Hurricane Ian
- Brucellosis and some important work in Iraq
- Arteriviruses are poised for spillover to humans: Study
- Haiti reports first cholera cases in 3 years in the Port-au-Prince area