China: CHP closely monitors human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) in Chengdu

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is (June 8) closely monitoring a human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.

The case involved a 49-year-old woman living in Chengdu. She developed symptoms on May 1, and was admitted for treatment on the same day. The patient is now in serious condition.

From 2014 to date, 31 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities.