Human infections with avian influenza A(H5N6) virus – China
Details of the cases

> On 21 November 2016, a human case of infection with avian influenza A(H5N6) virus was reported in a 47-year-old female living in Wugang Prefecture, Hunan Province who developed symptoms on 18 November 2016. She was admitted to hospital on the same day in critical condition. On 20 November 2016, the case was confirmed as infected with avian influenza A(H5N6) virus by laboratory testing, supplemented with clinical and epidemiological findings. The epidemiological investigation is ongoing.
> On 1 December 2016, an additional human case of infection with avian influenza A(H5N6) virus was reported in a 30-year-old female living in Guangxi Province who developed the disease on 8 November 2016. She was admitted to hospital on 18 November 2016, and at the time of notification, was in critical condition. She had a history of exposure to dead poultry prior to illness onset. 127 close contacts are being monitored, and at the time of notification, none of the close contacts have experienced symptoms. The epidemiological investigation is ongoing....

http://www.who.int/csr/don/07-december-2016-ah5n6-china/en/
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