Article Title: A(H5N2)


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First human infection with avian influenza A(H5N2) virus found in Mexico.

Depending on the original host, influenza A viruses can be classified as avian influenza, swine influenza, or other types of animal influenza viruses.

Avian influenza or Bird flu is a viral infection that primarily affects birds.

Certain subtypes of the virus can infect humans, leading to severe respiratory illnesses like H5N1.

Symptoms: Fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, and severe respiratory distress in advanced cases.