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  • China - Girl, 5, first H5N6 bird flu case from 2014 (already known)


    hat tip Biological100 for the link


    Clinical, epidemiological and virological characteristics of the first detected human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) virus

    Rusheng Zhanga,b, Tianmu Chenb,1,* , Xinhua Oub, Ruchun Liub, Yang Yangc , Wen Yeb, Jingfang Chenb, Dong Yaob, Biancheng Sunb, Xixing Zhangb, Jianxiang Zhoud, Yan Sune, Faming Chenb,1,*, and Shi-Ping Wanga,**,1



    3. Results This patient was a five-year-old kindergarten student living with her father. Looking for employment, the father migrated with his daughter from Chenzhou to Changsha, Hunan province, on Feb. 5, 2014. From Feb. 5 to Feb. 10, the child stayed at home as her father worked outside. During the four days following Feb. 10, the girl went out with her cousin and was exposed to a live poultry trading site for about 5 min a day.

    more...

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...ihms780735.pdf



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    The following report on this case is noted in a footnote on the WHO report here.

    Symptoms seem to be mild in children infected with avian influenza A (H5N6) and other subtypes

    Tianmu Chen
    , Rusheng Zhang
    Changsha Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Changsha, Hunan, People's Republic of China


    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2015.09.004
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      Symptoms seem to be mild in children infected with H5N6 and other subtypes.
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      We report the first human infection with novel avian influenza A H5N6 virus.
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      We report the simplified clinical and epidemiological data of a H5N6 case.


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    FluTrackers Cumulative H5N6 case list here.
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