Human-animal interface monthly risk assessment (June 2014)

Human infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) viruses 

From 2003 through 27 June 2014, 667 laboratory-confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection have been officially reported to WHO from 15 countries. Of these cases, 393 have died. 

Since the last WHO Influenza at the Human-Animal Interface update on 5 May 2014, two laboratory-confirmed human cases of influenza A(H5N1) virus infection were reported to WHO; one from Indonesia in a 33-year-old man from DKI Jakarta and the other from Egypt in a 34-year-old man from Menia governorate. This is not unexpected as influenza A(H5N1) viruses are known to be circulating in poultry in these areas in both countries. 

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