23 Jun 2013

H6N1, Hong Kong: Genetic sequencing ongoing of virus isolated from environment (Ifeng, June 23 2013)

[Source: Ifeng, full page: (LINK). Automatic translation from Chinese.]

H6N1, Hong Kong: Genetic sequencing ongoing of virus isolated from environment

At 10:21 on June 23, 2013 Source: China News Network

BEIJING, June 23 (Xinhua) According to Hong Kong's Wen Wei Po reported that Taiwan recently found its first case of human infection of H6N1 cases in Hong Kong Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man said that although this virus from person to person and are less deadly, but it is believed the virus or there are restructuring, it is uncertain whether there will be a better chance of human to human transmission, because the virus has not yet completed the genetic decoding, the authorities will closely monitor.

Hong Kong AFCD and the department on the H6N1 virus has been previously regular monitoring, Ko Wing Man refers, in the past has never been found in the routine surveillance of poultry or wild birds with H6N1 virus in wild birds in wetland stool samples, and the dead wild bird samples have been found H6N1 virus. KO appeal should maintain personal hygiene, avoid contact with birds, after the trip if you feel unwell, seek medical advice.

When asked whether Hong Kong should stop portal Taiwan eggs, Ko Wing Man said that Taiwan is a low proportion of imported eggs. The Administration will strengthen environmental monitoring for H7N9 virus SARS epidemic and the new measures also apply to H6N1.

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