Avian influenza, China -- update

December 2005
Weekly Epidemiological Record;12/16/2005, Vol. 80 Issue 51/52, p433
The article presents avian influenza update from China. It is reported that the Ministry of Health in China confirmed a new case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. Initial tests on this case showed negative results for infection with the H5 virus subtype. In the late October, Chinese authorities have reported several outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in poultry in Liaoning Province. Diagnosis of this case has linked the woman's infection to direct exposure to diseased poultry.


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