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China reports another human case of H5N6 bird flu

Recent spike in isolated cases has some researchers worried.


October 21, 2021
By BNO News

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Another person in mainland China has tested positive for H5N6 bird flu, adding to a recent spike in isolated cases that has worried some researchers who have called for increased surveillance.

The Hong Kong Health Department said in a statement on Monday that it was notified about a 60-year-old woman from Changde, Hunan Province, who tested positive for H5N6 bird flu. There was no announcement from local officials.

Only 49 people have been infected with H5N6 bird flu since the first confirmed case in 2014, but more than a third of those were reported during the last 3 months, and more than half were reported during the last year.

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