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Topic - Avian Influenza Report (Week 12)
Posted: March 28 2017 at 6:24am By arirish
Reporting period: March 19, 2017 – March 25, 2017 (Week 12)
(Published on March 28, 2017)

1. Since the previous issue of Avian Influenza Report (AIR), there were 18 new human cases
of avian influenza A(H7N9) reported by Mainland China health authorities in Guangxi (5
cases), Hunan (4 cases), Hubei (2 cases), Zhejiang (2 cases), Anhui (1 case), Fujian (1
case), Henan (1 case), Jiangxi (1 case) and Guizhou (1 case). Since March 2013 (as of
March 25, 2017), there were a total of 1347 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9)
reported globally. Since October 2016 (as of March 25, 2017), 541 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 25, 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.*