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LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 222
Human H5N6 influenza virus infection: High mortality


1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Surin Rajabhat Univeristy, Surin, Thailand; Hainan Medical University, China; University of Nis, Serbia; Joseph Ayobabalola University, Nigeria; Dr. DY Patil Medical University, India

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Human H5N6 influenza virus infection: High mortality. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2015;8:222

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Human H5N6 influenza virus infection: High mortality. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Jun 19];8:222. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2015/8/5/222/159839
Dear Sir,

In 2014, a new emerging human influenza (affecting males) occurred in China. This has finally been approved to be H5N6 influenza infection. This is believed to be a result of the new reassortment of the virus. [1],[2],[3] After that, there were two additional human cases (both males) of H5N6 influenza infections. Of interest is this new infection that has a high severity. Without atypical nonrespiratory clinical features, this infection rapidly developed into lower respiratory tract infection, resulting in pneumonia. The mortality rate of the infection is 66.7%, which is considerably high compared to other new emerging influenzas. Similar to the other new emerging cross-species avian influenzas, contact with poultry is considered to be a risk. Of interest is this infection, which is very severe with a high death rate. Nevertheless, the disease seems to be successfully confined to China without any new case outside China.

 
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Qi X, Cui L, Yu H, Ge Y, Tang F. Whole-genome sequence of a reassortant H5N6 avian influenza virus isolated from a live poultry market in China, 2013. Genome Announc 2014;11:2. pii: e00706-14.   Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Bi Y, Mei K, Shi W, Liu D, Yu X, Gao Z, et al. Two novel reassortants of avian influenza A(H5N6) virus in China. J Gen Virol 2015. pii: vir.0.000056.   Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Wu H, Lu R, Peng X, Xu L, Cheng L, Lu X, et al. Novel reassortant highly pathogenic H5N6 avian influenza viruses in poultry in China. Infect Genet Evol 2015;31:64-7.  Back to cited text no. 3
    

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Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand

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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.159839

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