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Human Cases of Avian Influenza A(H5N6) in China

08 Dec 2016

On the 7 December 2016 the World Health Organisation (WHO) reportedLink that The National Health and Family Planning Commission of China has notified WHO of two laboratory confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H5N6) virus.

The first laboratory confirmed case of avian influenza A(H5N6) was reported on 21 November 2016 in a 47 year old female living in Wugang Prefecture, Hunan Province.

The second laboratory confirmed case of avian influenza A(H5N6) was reported on 1 December 2016 in a 30 year old female in Guangxi Province.

The investigations into both cases are ongoing.

Advice for Travellers

Travellers experiencing severe flu like symptoms within 10 days of returning from travel should contact their GP and inform them of their recent travel.