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Feb 20, 2017

Feb 20, 2017
Rooster and chickens

Vietnam reports H5N6 and H5N1 outbreaks as Europe battles more H5N8

Vietnam reports its first H5N6 and H5N1 outbreaks of 2017 as 5 European nations battle more H5N8 outbreaks in both domestic and wild birds.

Dec 09, 2005

Dec 09, 2005

Human H5N1 cases reported in China, Thailand

(CIDRAP News) – Two more human cases of H5N1 avian influenza have been confirmed, one in a Chinese woman who has recovered and the other in a 5-year-old Thai boy who died Dec 7, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.

The cases increase the human toll of the virus over the past 2 years to 137 cases, including 70 deaths, according to the WHO. Exposure to poultry is the suspected cause in both of the latest cases.