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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.




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
  • Symptoms seem to be mild in children infected with H5N6 and other subtypes.
  • We report the first human infection with novel avian influenza A H5N6 virus.
  • We report the simplified clinical and epidemiological data of a H5N6 case.


FluTrackers Cumulative H5N6 case list here.