Avian Influenza outbreak information

WHO, January 2014 - From 2003 through 31 December 2013, 648 laboratory-confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection have been officially reported to WHO from 15 countries. Of these cases, 384 died.

H5N1 viruses are considered endemic in poultry in at least six countries (alphabetically: Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia and Vietnam) with sporadic detection in wild birds and poultry outbreaks occurring in other countries. The virus also is circulating widely in other countries in those regions. 

Source: Laboratory confirmed data from the Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS).

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