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China's Ministry of Health confirms the country's 10th case of human infection with the avian influenza virus H5N1.

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2006, January 25

 

Of the ten cases confirmed in China, seven have been fatal. The cases have occurred in 7 provinces and regions: Anhui, Guangxi, Liaoning, Jiangxi, Fujian, Hunan, and Sichuan. Surprisingly, no poultry outbreaks have been officially reported in two of these provinces, which seems to indicate that not all H5N1 outbreaks among poulty is being reported. During 2005, Chinese authorities reported 32 outbreaks of H5N1 infection in poultry in 12 provinces, resulting in the culling of more than 24 million birds. The photo shows a colorized transmission electron micrograph of Avian influenza A H5N1 viruses (seen in gold) grown in MDCK cells (seen in green).

 

Literature:

WHO - Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response (EPR)

 

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CDC/ Courtesy of Cynthia Goldsmith, Jacqueline Katz, and Sharif R. Zaki

 

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