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China Flu.

China Flu.

China Flu

A viral outbreak propagated over multiple social media platforms in China late last winter, taking hold in the weeks before the Lunar New Year. The particular strain was contagious in multiple ways, but it triggered increased concern when it displayed alarming characteristics in people with weakened immunity. Although it’s not yet for certain that this viral strain caused the increase in respiratory complications, it has prompted officials to take precautions, regardless of the cause.

Cdc Update on A(h5n6) Bird Flu: How Is the U.s. Cdc Monitoring A(h5n6) Infections and Contributing to Global Pandemic Preparedness?

November 1, 2021— Ongoing global monitoring for respiratory viruses with pandemic potential has recently identified three new human infections with avian influenza A(H5N6) virus (or “A(H5N6) bird flu”) in China. Reported influenza A(H5N6) virus infections during 2021 have doubled the number of such cases detected since this virus was first found in people in 2014, raising concerns about the risk of additional human zoonotic infections and the pandemic potential of this virus. In coordination with the World Health Organization Global Influenza Program, CDC and global partners reviewed laboratory and epidemiologic data for influenza A(H5N6) viruses as well as existing H5 candidate vaccine viruses (CVVs) to assess their relatedness to current influenza A(H5N6) viruses during September 2021. Based on current antigenic, genetic and epidemiologic data, it was determined that previously recommended H5 CVVs are still expected to offer protection against influenza A(H5N6) viruses should vaccination be needed.

China Reports Avian Flu; Who Calls for Jan 27, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – China reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in ducks today, while the World Health Organization (WHO) joined other international groups in appealing for a multinational campaign to stop the disease's march across Asia. (Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com)

First Human Case of H1on3 Bird Flu Reported in China's Jiangsu Province

A 41-year-old man in China's eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with a rare strain of bird flu known as H10N3, Beijing's National Health Commission (NHC) said on Tuesday. Many different strains of bird flu are present in China and some sporadically infect people, usually those working with poultry. There is no indication that H10N3 can spread easily in humans. The man, a resident of the city of Zhenjiang, was hospitalized on April 28 and diagnosed with H10N3 on May 28, the health commission said.

A 41-year-old man in China's eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with a rare strain of bird flu known as H10N3, Beijing's National Health Commission (NHC) said on Tuesday. Many different strains of bird flu are present in China and some sporadically infect people, usually those working with poultry. There is no indication that H10N3 can spread easily in humans. The man, a resident of the city of Zhenjiang, was hospitalized on April 28 and diagnosed with H10N3 on May 28, the health commission said. (Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com)

 

 

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