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#Assessment of #risk associated with #influenza A(#H5N8) virus, 17 November 2016 (@WHO)

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21 Nov 2016

#China, #Hunan confirmed a #fatal case of #human #infection with #H5N6 #avian #influenza virus (Sina, Nov. 21 ‘16)

 

Title: #China, #Hunan confirmed a #fatal case of #human #infection with #H5N6 #avian #influenza virus.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N6 subtype, human case in Hunan Province of China.

Source: SINA, full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.

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Hunan Province confirmed a fatal case of human infection with H5N6 avian influenza virus

At 11:39 on November 21, 2016 Red Net 

Today, CDC officials informed of a recently confirmed case of human infection with H5N6 avian influenza virus.

The case is a female, resident in Shaoyang Wugang, farming, 47 years old, before the onset history of close contact with sick or dead poultry. On November 18 patients hospitalized, his condition has been very critical, died on November 20 death.

H5N6 is a subtype of influenza A virus, the source of the virus is poultry, there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.

At present, all close contacts of cases were put under surveillance for fever, cough and other flu-like symptoms. Experts judged believe that it is the cause of human infection with the virus, and lower the risk of transmission.

Hunan CDC experts advise, winter and spring is the season of high incidence of bird flu, please alert the flu struck.

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Keywords: China; Hunan; Avian Influenza; H5N6; Human.

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