Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in China - update 4

The Ministry of Health in China has announced a new confirmed human cases of H5N1 infection. The case is a 21-year-old female from Xupu County, Hunan province. She had onset of symptoms on 23 January and remains in hospital in a clinically stable condition. Investigations into the source of her infection indicate possible exposure to sick and dead poultry.

Of the 38 cases confirmed to date in China, 25 have been fatal.

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