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  • China - CHP reports 1 additional human case of H5N6 bird flu Guangdong Province

    7-Jan-15 CHP notified of additional human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) in Guangdong

    The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) was notified of an additional human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) by the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province today (January 7), and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.
    It involves a man aged 25 in Longgang, Shenzhen, currently hospitalised for treatment in serious condition.?
    From 2014 to date, a total of seven human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities.

    "All novel influenza A infections, including H5N6, are statutory notifiable infectious diseases in Hong Kong," a spokesman for the CHP said.?......

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    Please see the H5N6 cumulative case list here.


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      Guangdong reports third H5N6 case this winter

      Xinhua, January 8, 2016

      A third human H5N6 avian flu case has been reported in south China's Guangdong Province within two weeks, local health authorities said Thursday.

      The new patient is a 25-year-old man from Longgang District in the city of Shenzhen, the provincial health bureau said in a press release.

      The man, surnamed Cai, is in a serious condition and being treated in a hospital in Shenzhen, it said.

      It is the second H5N6 case in Shenzhen. The first patient died on Dec. 30. Gene analysis of a sample from the 26-year-old woman indicated her infection was from contact with live poultry or a poultry market.
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