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  • Laos - Media report: Human case of H5N6 in Luang Prabang province - April, 3, 2021

    Source: https://health.ettoday.net/news/1951383

    The first confirmed case of H5N6 in Laos! The local tourism epidemic is ranked first: Attention
    Reporter Hong Qiaolan / Taipei Report
    2021?04?03? 08:59
    People who are going to Laos in the near future should pay attention. The World Health Organization announced on March 24 that the first confirmed case of H5N6 was reported in Laos. The Department of Disease Control and Prevention has listed the recommended level of tourism epidemic as the first level, and it is necessary to protect yourself when you go there. Measures.

    Guo Hongwei, director of the Disease Control Agency?s Epidemic Center, explained that the confirmed case was a 5-year-old boy living in Luang Prabang province in northern Laos. He became ill on February 28 and subsequently tested positive for H5N6 on March 8. Healed; had contact with poultry before the onset of the disease, and the poultry tested positive for H5N6; none of the contacts at home or in the hospital had the disease.
    [The CDC monitoring pointed out that since 2014, a total of 2 countries have confirmed the diagnosis, including 30 cases in Mainland China and 1 case in Laos; WHO estimates that the overall risk remains unchanged and the risk of human-to-human transmission is low. The Department of Disease Control has listed the recommended level of tourism in Laos as the first level: Watch.

    To prevent H5N6 and other new types of influenza A, the CDC reminds to avoid entering and leaving live poultry markets, bird streets, bird markets, and contact with poultry and bird carcasses; eating chicken, ducks, geese and eggs should be cooked; and washing hands should be implemented Wait for personal hygiene measures to avoid infection. If you have a fever or flu-like symptoms when you return to your country, you should inform the airline personnel and the quarantine personnel at the airport and port; if you have the above symptoms after returning to your country, you should wear a mask and seek medical treatment as soon as possible, and inform the doctor of the travel history.

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    I think this may be the first documented human case outside of China.

    https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/...tive-case-list


    I do not see this case on the Laos Ministry of Health page or any W.H.O. page - yet....still looking....

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    • #3
      Michael Coston has made a nice geographical map of H5N6 cases to date and is waiting to see what more information is gathered about the reported Laos case above before adding it to his map.


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