China: A human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) reported in Sichuan Province

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health of HongKong S.A.R is (April 20) 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 56-year-old male living in Deyang City in Sichuan Province, who had exposure to live domestic poultry before onset. He developed symptoms on March 31 and was admitted for treatment on April 4. He is in serious condition.

From 2014 to date, 77 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) have been reported by Mainland health authorities.