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    Posted: March 07 2017 at 7:26am
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 09
Reporting period: February 26, 2017 – March 4, 2017 (Week 09)
(Published on March 7, 2017)

Summary
1. Since the previous issue of Avian Influenza Report (AIR), there were 23 new human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) reported by Mainland China health authorities in Guangdong (6 cases), Anhui (4 cases), Guangxi (4 cases), Jiangsu (3 cases), Jiangxi (2 cases), Hubei (1 case), Hunan (1 case), Shanghai (1 case) and Zhejiang (1 case). Since March 2013 (as of March 6, 2017), there were a total of 1282 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) reported globally. Since October 2016 (as of March 6, 2017), 477 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 March 4, 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. There were no new human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017. From 2011 to 2015, 32 to 145 confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) were reported to WHO annually (according to onset date). In 2016, there have been 10 cases in Egypt.*

For complete report see:http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/2017_avian_influenza_report_vol13_wk09.pdf
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