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

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health of HongKong S.A.R is (October 29) 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 52-year-old man living in Dongguan, Guangdong Province. He works at a farmersĀ“ market with a live domestic poultry stall. He developed symptoms on October 20, and was admitted for treatment on the same day. The patient is in critical condition.

From 2014 to date, 50 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) have been reported by Mainland health authorities.