2/5/2007 - Avian and Human Influenza (AHI)

AHI in Nigeria - first human case officially confirmed by WHO

The government of Nigeria has announced Feb 3, 2007 the presence of A/H5N1 avian influenza virus in a 22-year-old deceased female from Lagos. The initial positive test findings from a laboratory in Nigeria were confirmed by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza in London. Further investigations are under way to identify the source of her infection. Read more (WHO site).

Read also HPAI in UK as of February 3, 2007: H5N1 avian influenza confirmed in poultry (Defra website)

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