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WHO Updates Toll for Human Cases of Bird Flu

by 5m Editor
15 January 2009, at 6:04am

GLOBAL - With the latest reported death of a human patient in Egypt from the virus causing highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), the World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its table on confirmed human cases of the H5N1 virus. The number of cases since 2003 now stands at 394, 248 of whom have died.

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.