Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reports monitoring a human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) in mainland China, the 18th case reported in the past year.
The case involves a 48-year-old woman living in Liuzhou, Guangxi, who had contact with live domestic poultry before the onset of symptoms. She developed symptoms on August 25 and was admitted for treatment on August 29. The patient is in serious condition.
From 2014 to date, 42 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) have been reported by Mainland health authorities.