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Avian Influenza Report May 21, 2017 – May 27, 20

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Avian Influenza Report

Avian Influenza Report is a weekly report produced by the Respiratory Disease Office, Centre for Health Protection of the
Department of Health. This report highlights global avian influenza activity in humans and birds.

VOLUME 13, NUMBER 21
Reporting period: May 21, 2017 – May 27, 2017 (Week 21)
(Published on May 31, 2017)
Summary

1. Since the previous issue of Avian Influenza Report (AIR), there were 9 new human cases
of avian influenza A(H7N9) reported by the National Health and Family Planning
Commission (NHFPC) from Sichuan (3 cases), Beijing (1 case), Hebei (1 case), Jiangsu
(1 case), Shandong (1 case), Shanxi (1 case) and Zhejiang (1 case). Since March 2013
(as of May 27, 2017), there were a total of 1512 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9)
reported globally. Since October 2016 (as of May 27, 2017), 706 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 May 27, 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 no new human cases of avian influenza
A(H5N1). From 2011 to 2016, 10 to 145 confirmed human cases of avian influenza
A(H5N1) were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) annually (according to
onset date). In 2017, there have been so far three 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 bereported in Disease Outbreak News. The latest report was published in May, 2017.
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