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    Posted: February 14 2017 at 7:24am
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.


1. Since the previous issue of Avian Influenza Report (AIR), there were 53 new human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) reported by Mainland China health authorities in Zhejiang (12 cases), Jiangsu (10 cases), Anhui (6 cases), Fujian (5 cases), Guangdong (4 cases), Hubei (4 cases), Henan (3 cases), Jiangxi (3 cases), Sichuan (3 cases), Beijing (1 case), Shanghai (1 case) and Yunnan (1 case). Since March 2013 (as of February 13, 2017), there were a total of 1160 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) reported globally. Since November 2016 (as of February 13, 2017), 355 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 February 11, 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.*

* 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 January, 2017.

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