CHP closely monitors human case of avian influenza A(H5N1) in Mainland
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The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (November 30) closely monitoring a human case of avian influenza A(H5N1) in the Mainland, and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.

The case involves a 38-year-old woman living in Qinzhou, Guangxi, who had exposure to live domestic poultry before onset. She developed symptoms on September 22 and was admitted for treatment on September 25. She passed away on October 18.

From 2005 to date, 54 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) have been reported by Mainland health authorities.

"All novel influenza A infections, including H5N1, are notifiable infectious diseases in Hong Kong," a spokesman for the CHP said...

Ends/Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Issued at HKT 17:00