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WHO concerned after death of 11-year-old girl – Takes virus seriously and calls for vigilance


The World Health Organization (WHO) is closely monitoring bird flu after the infection was detected in several people. There are fears that the virus can now be transmitted between people, and not just from animals to humans.

This is indicated by an announcement from the WHO following the discovery of the virus in the father and mother from Cambodia. The girl died of the virus at the age of 11. Her father was later diagnosed with the virus.

It is not known if they were infected by the same animal, different animals, or if one of them was first infected by one animal and then infected the other.

The WHO is therefore closely monitoring the situation worldwide.

Sylvie Briand, director of the WHO’s Department of Epidemiology and Pandemics, said the H5N1 avian influenza situation is of global concern due to the prevalence of the virus in birds around the world and the growing number of cases. in mammals, including humans.

She said the WHO takes the threat posed by the virus very seriously and calls for increased vigilance around the world.

Earlier this month, the WHO said there was little danger to people from bird flu.

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