CDC issues travel advisory for Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued its second-highest travel advisory in its three-tier system Friday for the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China after the region reported a case of H5N6 avian flu.

The CDC said a 30-year-old farmer from Liuzhou was admitted to the hospital on Nov. 18 after coming in contact with sick poultry, and she is now in serious condition.

The Guangxi government believes it to be an isolated case and the risk of the flu spreading low, according to the CDC.

China has reported 16 H5N6 cases since 2014, including six in Guangdong province, three in Hunan, two in Yunan, and one each in Hubei, Jiangxi, Anhui, Sichuan and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the CDC said.

The CDC’s three-tier system is watch, alert and warning, in order of severity.

On the novel influenza A virus infections, the CDC has issued an “alert” travel advisory for Zhejiang, Guangdong, Anhui, Hunan, Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Fujian, Shandong, Hubei, Hebei, Liaoning, Henan, Yunnan, as well as Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Other Chinese cities and provinces were listed at “watch” in the travel advisory.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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