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April 5th Avian Influenza Report

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    Posted: April 05 2017 at 7:37am
Avian Influenza Report VOLUME 13, NUMBER 13

Reporting period: March 26, 2017 – April 1, 2017 (Week 13)
(Published on April 5, 2017)

Summary
1. Since the previous issue of Avian Influenza Report (AIR), there were 17 new human cases
of avian influenza A(H7N9) reported by Mainland China health authorities in Hunan (6
cases), Guangxi (3 cases), Jiangsu (3 cases), Fujian (2 cases), Guizhou (2 cases) and
Zhejiang (1 case). Since March 2013 (as of April 1, 2017), there were a total of 1364
human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) reported globally. Since October 2016 (as of
April 1, 2017), 558 cases have been recorded in Mainland China.
2. Since the previous issue of AIR, there were no new human cases of avian influenza
A(H5N6). Since 2014 (as of April 1, 2017), 16 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6)
were reported globally and all occurred in Mainland China. The latest case was reported
on December 1, 2016.
3. Since the previous issue of AIR, there were two new human cases of avian influenza
A(H5N1) from Egypt reported by the World Health Organization (WHO). From 2011 to
2016, 10 to 145 confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) were reported to
WHO annually (according to onset date). In 2017, there have been so far two cases in
Egypt.*
* Since November 21, 2012, WHO only publishes information on human cases with avian influenza A(H5N1)
infection in “Influenza at human - animal interface: Monthly Risk Assessment Summary”. Only cases of human
infection with H5N1 involved in events that are unusual or associated with potential increased risks will be
reported in Disease Outbreak News. The latest report was published in March, 2017.

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