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China: CHP closely monitors two human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) in Mainland
submited by kickingbird at Sep, 30, 2021 22:40 PM from The Government of HongKong S.A.R Press Releases

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health of HongKong S.A.R is (September 30) closely monitoring two human cases 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 first case involves a 55-year-old man living in Guilin in Guangxi, who had prior exposure to a live poultry market before the onset of symptoms. He developed symptoms on August 23, and was admitted for treatment on August 30. The patient is in serious condition.

The second case involves a 72-year-old man living in Chongqing Municipality, who had contact with sick poultry before onset. He developed symptoms on September 16, and was admitted for treatment on September 19. The patient has passed away.

From 2014 to date, 47 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) have been reported by Mainland health authorities.
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