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  • China - CHP notified of additional human case of avian influenza H5N6 in Guangdong - March 15, 2016


    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) in Guangdong by the National Health and Family Planning Commission today (March 15), and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.

    The case involves a woman aged 40 in Huizhou, Guangdong. She developed fever and cough on February 20 and was admitted to a hospital in Huizhou on February 22. She is now in critical condition. Investigation revealed that the patient had visited live poultry market before onset of symptoms.

    From 2014 to date, a total of 10 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.

    "We will remain vigilant and work closely with the World Health Organization and relevant health authorities to monitor the latest developments," the spokesman said.

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    http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/2...1603150851.htm



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