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WHO: Human Cases of Bird Flu Reach Eight This Month

by 5m Editor
30 January 2009, at 12:37pm

GLOBAL - The World Health Organization (WHO) has again updated its table on confirmed human cases of the H5N1 virus. The number of cases since 2003 now stands at 403, 254 of whom have died. There have been eight cases of the disease so far this year (six in China and two in Egypt), including four deaths (all in China).

WHO has published the latest statistics for the cumulative number of confirmed human cases of H5N1 avian influenza A reported.


Cumulative number of confirmed human cases of avian influenza A/(H5N1)
Source: WHO
Total number of cases includes number of deaths
WHO reports only laboratory-confirmed cases
All dates refer to onset of illness

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.