China: CHP closely monitors human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) in Mainland

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is (September 8) closely monitoring a human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) 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 48-year-old woman living in Liuzhou, Guangxi, who had contact with live domestic poultry before the onset of symptoms. She developed symptoms on August 25 and was admitted for treatment on August 29. The patient is in serious condition.

From 2014 to date, 42 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) have been reported by Mainland health authorities.