China

Guangdong reports third H5N6 case this winter

Guangdong reports third H5N6 case this winter

You are here:
Home > China > Nation

Guangdong reports third H5N6 case this winter

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail Xinhua, January 8, 2016

Adjust font size:

A third human H5N6 avian flu case has been reported in south China's Guangdong Province within two weeks, local health authorities said Thursday.

The new patient is a 25-year-old man from Longgang District in the city of Shenzhen, the provincial health bureau said in a press release.

The man, surnamed Cai, is in a serious condition and being treated in a hospital in Shenzhen, it said.

It is the second H5N6 case in Shenzhen. The first patient died on Dec. 30. Gene analysis of a sample from the 26-year-old woman indicated her infection was from contact with live poultry or a poultry market.

A 40-year-old woman in the city of Zhaoqing was also reported to be suffering from the virus and in a serious condition.

Guangdong has reported four H5N6 infections in total, with the first in the provincial capital of Guangzhou in December 2014.

The world's first human H5N6 infection was reported in May 2014 in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Follow China.org.cn on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.

Send your storiesGet more from China.org.cnMobileRSSNewsletter

  • Guangdong reports third H5N6 case this winter
  • A third human H5N6 avian flu case has been reported in south China's Guangdong Province within two weeks, local health authorities said Thursday.

Xinhua

Xinhua

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

China

More in China

WWII Tokyo Trials database launched for Chinese

imaegineJanuary 9, 2016

China video streaming execs stand trial for pornography

imaegineJanuary 8, 2016

China recognizes prominent scientists

imaegineJanuary 8, 2016

Fake pentagon erected in E China

imaegineJanuary 8, 2016

Chinese sperm bank finds quality in decline

imaegineJanuary 8, 2016

Villagers carve tunnel to a new life

imaegineJanuary 8, 2016

Chinese pupils reenact classic oil paintings

imaegineJanuary 8, 2016

Official urges continued anti-graft efforts

imaegineJanuary 8, 2016

East China’s drug rehabilitation to use TCM

imaegineJanuary 7, 2016