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Beijing confirms avian influenza detected in expat

By Du Juan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-08-21 13:28

Beijing confirmed that a 59-year-old female expatriate who came to the city three months ago was carrying avian influenza H5N6, according to the municipal center for disease control and prevention's report on Tuesday. 

The woman complained of symptoms on Aug 6. She reportedly contacted with dead poultry before she got sick and the poultry was not from Beijing, according to the authority.

"The disease is under control," the statement said, adding that people should take precautions before contacting poultry.

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