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  • China: H5N6 case in Bazhong, Sichuan

    Source: https://news.sina.com.cn/c/2021-07-1...k5453846.shtml


    Hong Kong Government Bulletin: A man in Bazhong, Sichuan has been infected with avian influenza H5N6
    July 14, 2021 18:17 Interface News

      Original title: Hong Kong Government Bulletin: A man in Bazhong, Sichuan was infected with avian influenza A H5N6

    According to a press release issued by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government on July 14, the Mainland health authorities notified Hong Kong of a new case of human infection with avian influenza H5N6 in Sichuan, involving a 55-year-old man living in Bazhong City, Sichuan Province. He in June He developed symptoms on the 30th and was admitted to the hospital on July 4th. He is currently in critical condition. The patient had been in contact with live poultry before he became ill.

      The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health is closely monitoring this case and appeals to the public to maintain personal, food and environmental hygiene at all times, whether they are local or during their travels. Since 2014, a total of 32 cases of human infection with avian influenza H5N6 have been reported in the Mainland.

    Editor in charge: Zhu Xuesen SN240

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    CHP closely monitors human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) in Sichuan
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    The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is today (July 14) closely monitoring a human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) in Sichuan Province, and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.

    The case involves a 55-year-old man living in Bazhong City in Sichuan Province. He developed symptoms on June 30 and was admitted to hospital for treatment on July 4. The patient is in critical condition. The patient had contact with live domestic poultry before the onset of symptoms.

    From 2014 to date, 32 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities.

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


    https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/...1071400619.htm


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      Please see:

      FluTrackers H5N6 Cumulative Case List

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        A man in Sichuan has been diagnosed with H5N6 avian influenza Expert: The risk of a large-scale epidemic is extremely low

        July 15, 2021 11:23 | Source: People's Daily Online-Sichuan Channel

        People's Daily Online, Chengdu, July 15 (Zhao Zule) On July 14, the Health Bureau of Bazhou District, Bazhong City, Sichuan Province, and the Agriculture and Rural Bureau of Bazhou District, Bazhong City, Sichuan Province issued a notification of human infection with H5N6 avian influenza virus. The specific content of the notification is as follows:

        The patient, male, 55 years old, currently lives in a town in Bazhou, Sichuan. He developed fever on June 30, 2021, and was admitted to a local medical institution on July 4 for treatment. On July 6, the Sichuan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention tested the patient’s nasopharyngeal swab and the result was positive for the H5N6 virus. The health department conducts medical observation, sampling and testing of all close contacts and poultry exposed persons in accordance with the requirements of the regulations, and the agricultural and rural departments carry out the killing, harmless treatment and environmental disinfection of the patient’s home and 18 nearby farmers’ poultry, and jointly carry out emergency response. Monitoring, no abnormal situation has been found so far. At the same time, we will cooperate with the forestry department to strengthen the investigation of wild bird habitats and active waters.

        The Sichuan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Sichuan Provincial Animal Disease Prevention and Control Center immediately assigned experts to the scene to carry out prevention and control guidance and organize risk assessments. Experts assessed that the epidemic was an occasional poultry-to-human cross-species transmission. There have been no reports of human-to-human transmission of H5N6 globally, and the risk of large-scale transmission is extremely low.

        Experts suggest that the public should avoid contact with sick and dead poultry in their daily lives, and try to avoid direct contact with live poultry; pay attention to dietary hygiene, improve self-protection awareness, if fever and respiratory symptoms occur, they should wear a mask and seek medical attention as soon as possible.

        (Editor in charge: Zhang Huawei, Gao Hongxia)

        http://sc.people.com.cn/n2/2021/0715...-34821864.html
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        -Nelson Mandela

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