The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported a fatal case of swine flu in Brazil, marking the first human infection from the H1N1 virus in the country in 2023.
T he patient was a 42-year-old woman with existing health issues who lived near a pig farm. She developed symptoms including fever, headache, sore throat, and abdominal pain and was hospitalised with a severe respiratory infection.
Despite being admitted to intensive care, she passed away shortly after. Investigations have shown that the victim did not have direct contact with pigs, but two of her close contacts worked at the farm. There is no evidence of human-to-human transmission related to this case.