China: A human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) reported in Henan Province

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health of Hong Kong S.A.R is (April 6) closely monitoring a human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) in the Mainland, and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.

The case involves a 28-year-old male living in Puyang in Henan Province, who had exposure to live poultry before onset. He developed symptoms on March 18 and was admitted for treatment on March 19. He is in critical condition.

From 2014 to date, 75 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) have been reported by Mainland health authorities.