Date: Fri 28 Dec 2012
Source: The Poultry Site [edited]
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there have been 32
cases of avian A(H5N1) influenza virus infection in humans so far this
year , 20 of whom have died.
According to the latest figures, published by WHO on 17 Dec 2012, most
of the victims were in Egypt (11 cases; 5 deaths) but there were also
9 cases in Indonesia, 4 in Viet Nam, 3 in Bangladesh and Cambodia, and
2 in China.
Last year, 2011, there were 62 cases, of whom 34 died.
Since the emergence of H5N1 influenza in 2003, 610 people are reported
to have become infected, 360 of whom have died.