By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The government of Macao (computer translated) reported an additional H5N6 avian influenza case on Mainland China in Hunan Province.

According to data, the patient is a 58-year-old female farmer living in Yongzhou City, Hunan Province. She developed symptoms on August 29 and was admitted to the hospital on August 31. She is now in a serious condition and had a history of exposure to the live poultry market before the onset of illness.

Since April 2014, there have been confirmed cases of H5N6 avian influenza in Sichuan, Guangdong, Yunnan, Hubei, Hunan, Anhui, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Jiangsu.

This case would be the 51st case reported in China in the past 7 years.

The Health Bureau urged residents to avoid contact with poultry and birds and pay attention to personal and food hygiene.

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