China: A human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) reported in Guangxi Autonomous Region

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health of Hong Kong S.A.R is (September 15) 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 6-year-old girl living in Nanning, Guangxi, who had visited a live poultry market and had exposure to poultry from the market before onset. She developed symptoms on July 30 and was admitted for treatment on August 3. She is in serious condition.

From 2014 to date, 80 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) have been reported by Mainland health authorities.