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Topic - Avian Influenza Report May 9, 2017)
Posted: May 09 2017 at 6:33am By arirish
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.
Reporting period: April 30, 2017 – May 6, 2017 (Week 18)
(Published on May 9, 2017)

1. Since the previous issue of Avian Influenza Report (AIR), there were 24 new human cases
of avian influenza A(H7N9) reported by health authorities of Mainland China in Hebei (7
cases), Sichuan (6 cases), Chongqing (2 cases), Anhui (1 case), Beijing (1 case), Gansu (1
case), Guangxi (1 case), Henan (1 case), Hubei (1 case), Hunan (1 case), Jiangsu (1 case)
and Shaanxi (1 case). Since March 2013 (as of May 6, 2017), there were a total of 1463
human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) reported globally. Since October 2016 (as of
May 6, 2017), 657 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 6, 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 April, 2017.