|Volume 6 Issue 36 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 5-Feb-2004 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 6-Feb-2004||Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Avian influenza A(H5N1)update: Situation in Thailand, China and Indonesia
4 February 2004
Situation (human) in Thailand
The Ministry of Public Health in Thailand has announced the death, on 3 February, of a previously confirmed case of H5N1 infection. This latest death was in a 6-year-old boy from Suphanburi province
To date, Thailand has reported 4 laboratory confirmed cases of H5N1 in humans. All have died.
Situation (poultry) in China
Authorities in China have confirmed suspected outbreaks of H5N1 avian inflenza in poultry at farms in an additional two provinces, Gansu and Shaanxi. To date, confirmed or suspected outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza have been reported at poultry farms in 12 of the country’s 31 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities.
Situation (poultry) in Indonesia
The outbreak of suspected avian influenza in poultry, previously announced by Indonesian authorities, has now been confirmed as caused by the H5N1 strain.
Situation (poultry) worldwide
Full details on poultry outbreaks are available at the OIE website.
To date, outbreaks in poultry caused by the H5N1 strain have been confirmed in the following countries (listed in order of reporting):
Two other areas (Taiwan, China and Pakistan) have reported outbreaks of avian influenza in poultry. However, tests have confirmed that these outbreaks are not caused by the H5N1 strain.
In addition, authorities in Hong Kong SAR have reported H5N1 in a single peregrine falcon found dead on 19 January. In Hong Kong, monitoring of diseases in both wild and domestic birds is systematic and efficient. No other cases of H5N1 infection have been detected.