By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Hong Kong health officials reported an additional human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) in mainland China.

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The case involves a 54-year-old man living in Chenzhou City of Hunan Province, who is the husband of the case reported on August 10. He had cooked and eaten a duck purchased from a live poultry market together with his wife before the onset of symptoms. He developed symptoms on August 2 and was admitted for treatment on the same day. The patient is in stable condition.

From 2014 to date, 39 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) have been reported by Mainland health authorities.