The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is (April 9) 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 53-year-old female living in Zhenjiang City in Jiangsu Province, who had visited a live poultry market before onset. She developed symptoms on March 24 and was admitted for treatment on March 26. She is in critical condition.
From 2014 to date, 76 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) have been reported by Mainland health authorities.