Concerns raised over spike in human avian flu cases in Asia
China’s recent spike in new case of avian influenza A in humans has prompted investigation into possible causes. In poultry, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has returned to Laos, while the disease situation has been resolved in Iran.
China’s Centre for Disease Control has called the emergence of a new variant of influenza virus of avian origin “a serious threat” to human health.
According to Daily Star, the H5N6 virus variant is causing a death rate of 50% among infected patients. This high mortality has triggered fears…