Chinese officials have confirmed that a local case of human infection of H5N6 avian influenza has emerged in Bazhong City, Sichuan Province, and the authorities have not mentioned a word about the patient’s condition; in response, Hong Kong media reported that the patient “showed signs of illness on June 30 and was admitted to hospital on July 4 in critical condition.”
According to the Chinese official media “China News Agency” reported, Bazhou District, Bazhong City, Sichuan Province, Health and Health Bureau, the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Bureau jointly released news in the early morning of the 15th, a local 55-year-old man June 30 fever, hospitalized on July 4, July 6, after taking tests confirmed as a case of H5N6 avian influenza avian-to-human transmission, the patient previously had a history of contact with live poultry, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs emergency culling of poultry farms near the patient’s home, and disinfection operations.
In addition, all close contacts were taken for observation, the Sichuan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Sichuan Animal Disease Prevention and Control Center sent experts to the incident site for epidemic prevention operations, experts said that this is an occasional H5N6 avian-to-human case, the world did not occur in the past H5N6 human-to-human cases, the study concluded that the risk of large-scale transmission of epidemic is extremely low, but the official did not mention the patient’s condition.
According to the Hong Kong pro-China media “Bauhinia.com” reported that the patient is “in critical condition”, so far in 2014, the Chinese health department has notified 32 cases of human infection of H5N6 avian influenza, the Hong Kong Department of Health Centre for Health Protection is closely monitoring the development of this case, while calling on the Hong Kong public to avoid going to live poultry farms in China, pay attention to health. If you have a history of travel to China and develop symptoms, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.