Su K, Yu Z, Lan Y, Wang J, Chen S, Qi L, Chen Y, T. Three Cases Infected with Avian Influenza A(H5N6) Virus - Chongqing Municipality, China, January-September, 2021. China CDC Wkly. 2022 Jan 7;4(1):11-16
Three new cases of H5N6 that occurred from January to September 2021 in Chongqing Municipality, China were reported in this study. Epidemiological information of the three cases showed raising poultry and visiting live poultry market contributed to these infections, and there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission of H5N6 currently but a potential spatial cluster. An increase of H5N6 cases was recorded in the area.
What are the implications for public health practice?: In case of unexplained pneumonia or severe respiratory infection, the patients´ epidemiological history of contact with poultry or live poultry markets (LPMs) may be an important interrogation to help diagnose. Extensive and long-term surveillance of avian influenza viruses in LPMs is essential.
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