Mike Coston at Avian Flu Diary has a big story: Sichuan China: 1st Known Human Infection With H5N6 Avian Flu. Click through for the full post and links. Excerpt:
Overnight ProMed Mail carried a report (h/t @HelenBranswell & @FluTrackers) of what appears to be the first recorded human infection by the H5N6 avian virus - that of a 49 year-old man from Sichuan Province who recently died of severe pneumonia. I would note that FluTrackers has been following this story since it emerged – as an undiagnosed suspected bird flu case – in late April.
Yesterday the OIE was notified (see Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) in the People's Republic of China) of the outbreak.
I'll see what else I can find about this development.