I have to admit I let the H1N1 variants slip lower on my radar that I should have. But in my catch up I ran across this 4 July assessment into the H1N5. focusing on the Influenza at the human-animal interface. Link to a good primary summary below.
Since the last update on 4 June 2013,three new laboratory-confirmed human cases with influenza (H5N1) virus infection were reported to WHO from Cambodia (two) and Indonesia (one). Two of these patients died.
Cambodia reported one recentfatal case in a 6-yearold girl from Kampot province, and one retrospective diagnosis in a 58-year old man from Phnom Penh province who had onset of disease on 4 January 2013. Indonesia reported one new case in a 2-year-old boy from West Java. This was the first case of human infection with influenza A(H5N1) reported from Indonesia in 2013. All cases are considered to be sporadic, with no evidence of community-level transmission. As influenza A(H5N1) virus is circulating widely in poultry in both countries, additional sporadic human cases or small clusters might be expected in the future.
Keep an eye out for “community-level transmission” to occur. Then it’s off the chain Freaks.
Now THIS is an interesting read to catch up on the H1N5.