Bird flu cases rise to 26 in China

Hong Kong’s health agency, the CHP, has emphasised the need for residents to ‘maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel’ after another human H5N6 avian influenza case, was confirmed on the mainland the 26th this year. The patient, a man who runs a live poultry stall at a local market from Dongguan in Guangdong Province, is in a critical condition. Dongguan in under 100kms NW of Hong Kong. The US CDC is preparing an updated risk assessment on H5N6 in view of the rise in cases this year, with concerns over the virus’ pandemic potential. Read more

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