Human influenza A (H5N1) cases, urban areas of People's Republic of China, 2005-2006

Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Jul;13(7):1061-4. doi: 10.3201/eid1307.061557.


We investigated potential sources of infection for 6 confirmed influenza A (H5N1) patients who resided in urban areas of People's Republic of China. None had known exposure to sick poultry or poultry that died from illness, but all had visited wet poultry markets before illness.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Chickens*
  • China / epidemiology
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Influenza A Virus, H5N1 Subtype*
  • Influenza in Birds / epidemiology
  • Influenza in Birds / transmission*
  • Influenza, Human / epidemiology*
  • Influenza, Human / mortality
  • Influenza, Human / transmission*
  • Male
  • Sentinel Surveillance
  • Zoonoses*