Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in China – update 10

21 April 2006

The Ministry of Health in China has informed WHO of the country’s 12th death from H5N1 avian influenza. The death occurred in a previously reported case, a 21-year-old man from Hubei Province. He died of severe respiratory disease on 19 April.

Of the 17 laboratory-confirmed cases in China, 12 have been fatal.

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