Influenza A virus subtype H5N6

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H5N6 is a subtype of the species Influenza A virus (sometimes called bird flu virus).

Four known cases, three fatal, have occurred in humans as of July 12, 2015.[1][2][3][4]


After a confirmatory test done in Australia, it was confirmed that the Bird Flu strain in Pampanga in the Philippines in August 2017 was of the subtype H5N6.[5]


In 2016 cases of H5N6 were reported alongside H5N8, and H7N9 across the globe.

Today, 22 of November 2016, South Korea called for many H5N6. Many cases were reported.

In November and December human cases of H5N6 were reported in China.[6] In bird, by December there were four outbreaks in China since October and forced the culling of more than 170,000 birds.[7]

By December 2016 South Korea had raised its bird flu alert to highest level for the first time.[8] The heightened alarm status came as the country grappled with an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu that started a month ago in November. By the start of December H5N6 avian influenza was reported in bird droppings in Hong Kong.[9]


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  6. ^ "Human infections with avian influenza A(H5N6) virus – China". World Health Organization. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
  7. ^ Foundation, Thomson Reuters. "China's Xinjiang region culls 55,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak". Retrieved 2016-12-31.
  8. ^ "South Korea raises bird flu alert to highest level for first time". Reuters. 2016-12-15. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
  9. ^ "Hong Kong reports H5N6 avian influenza in bird droppings - Outbreak News Today". Outbreak News Today. 2016-12-05. Retrieved 2016-12-31.