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Avian Influenza Report (Published on April 11, 201

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    Posted: April 11 2017 at 6:41am
Hong Kong CHP Avian Influenza Report

VOLUME 13, NUMBER 14
Reporting period: April 2, 2017 – April 8, 2017 (Week 14)
(Published on April 11, 2017)
Summary
1. Since the previous issue of Avian Influenza Report (AIR), there were 15 new human cases
of avian influenza A(H7N9) reported by Mainland China health authorities in Beijing (3
cases), Hunan (2 cases), Jiangsu (2 cases), Chongqing (1 case), Fujian (1 case), Gansu (1
case), Guizhou (1 case), Henan (1 case), Shandong (1 case), Tibet (1 case) and Zhejiang (1
case). Since March 2013 (as of April 8, 2017), there were a total of 1379 human cases of
avian influenza A(H7N9) reported globally. Since October 2016 (as of April 8, 2017),
573 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 8, 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 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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