WHO Reports 32 Cases of H5N1 in Humans This Year28 December 2012
GLOBAL - According to WHO, there have been 32 cases of H5N1 flu in humans so far this year, 20 of whom have died.
According to the latest figures, published by WHO on 17 December, most of the victims were in Egypt (11 cases; five deaths) but there were also nine cases in Indonesia, four in Viet Nam, three in Bangladesh and Cambodia and two 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.
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