China: A human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) reported in Guangxi Autonomous Region

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health of HongKong S.A.R is (May 18) 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 49-year-old male living in Baise City in Guangxi, who had visited a live poultry market before onset. He developed symptoms on April 16 and was admitted for treatment on April 18. He passed away on April 24.

From 2014 to date, 78 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) have been reported by Mainland health authorities.