Feb. 2, 2009: A 21-year-old female from Xupu County, Hunan province with onset of symptoms on Jan. 23, remains in hospital in a clinically stable condition. Investigations into the source of her infection indicate possible exposure to sick and dead poultry.
Jan. 19, 2009: A 27-year-old woman from Shandong province (onset date Jan. 5, 2009), in a 2-year-old girl, reported from Shanxi province who was likely exposed in Hunan province (onset date Jan. 7, 2009), and a 16-year-old man who sought care in Hunan province and who was likely exposed in Guizhou province.
Feb. 26, 2008: A 44-year old female from Haifeng county, Shanwei city, Guangdong province who developed symptoms on Feb. 16 and was hospitalized on Feb. 22 died on Feb. 25. The national laboratory said the woman had contact with sick and dead poultry prior to her illness.
Feb. 22, 2008: A 41-year-old male from Xixiangtang District of Nanning City of Guangxi Autonomous Region who
developed symptoms Feb. 12 died on Feb. 20. The national laboratory says the man had contact with sick and dead poultry prior to his illness.
Feb. 20, 2008: A 22-year-old male from Jianghua County, Yongzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province who developed symptoms on Jan. 16 and was hospitalized on Jan. 23 died on Jan. 24. The case was confirmed by the national laboratory on Feb. 17.
Dec. 9, 2007: The 52-year-old father of a 24-year-old man who died from H5N1 on Dec. 2, 2007, is being treated for H5N1. He is one of the close contacts placed under medical observation by national authorities. He developed symptoms on Dec. 3, and was sent immediately to hospital for treatment.
Dec. 4, 2007: A 24-year old male from Jiangsu Province, who developed symptoms on Nov. 24, was hospitalized on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 2. There is no initial indication to suggest he had contact with sick birds.
May 30, 2007: A 19-year-old Chinese soldier dies of H5N1 the country's 16th reported death from the virus. The man, who was stationed in the southern province of Fujian,
died Sunday after being hospitalized May 14 with a fever and a
May 19, 2007: Bird flu has killed 11,172 poultry in central
China, the official Xinhua News Agency said. It's the country's
first reported outbreak in three months. The poultry in Shijiping, a village in Hunan province, died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, Xinhua said, citing the Ministry of
Agriculture. Another 52,874 were slaughtered, said the report, which did not give any other details or say when the outbreak occurred.
March 29, 2007: The national laboratory confirms a 16-year-old male from Anhui province doed if bird flu. According to the Health Ministry, he developed a fever and pneumonia-like symptoms on March 17 and was hospitalized on March 20. He died on 27 March. There is no initial indication he had contact with sick birds. Close contacts have been placed under medical observation and all remain well.
March 6, 2007: Bird flu struck a poultry market in the
Tibetan capital of Lhasa, prompting the culling of nearly 7,000
birds, the government and state media said. The H5N1 outbreak, which began March 1 in Lhasa's Chengguan village, killed 680 chickens and prompted the
culling of 6,990 birds, according to a Chinese government report.
March 1, 2007: A woman in southeast China has contracted the
deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. In the latest case, in coastal Fujian province, the 44-year-old farmer was diagnosed on Feb. 18
after developing a fever and began coughing, and was hospitalized on Feb. 22. It was not known whether the she worked with poultry or whether infected birds were found.
Jan. 10, 2007: The Ministry of Health in China confirms a a 37-year-old man from Tunxi in Anhui Province was treated for H5N1. The man became symptomatic on Dec. 10, 2006, and was hospitalized on Dec. 17, 2006. He was discharged on Jan. 6 and is doing well.
Oct. 3, 2006: State media reports China has controlled an outbreak of the H5N1
strain of bird flu that killed almost 1,000 chickens and ducks last
week in the northern region of Inner Mongolia.
Sept. 30, 2006: A new outbreak of the H5N1 strain of bird flu killed 985 chickens in China's northern region of Inner Mongolia, a state news agency reported.
The discovery in a village near the city of Baotou prompted authorities to destroy 8,990 other chickens in order to prevent the virus from spreading.
Aug. 14, 2006: China's Health Ministry confirms a 62-year-old farmer died of H5N1 bird flu. The man from
China's far west region fell ill on June 19 and died July 12. Epidemiological research showed the man did not have close contact with any humans infected with bird flu or sick or dead poultry in the month before he died.
Aug. 8, 2006: China confirmed that a soldier died of the H5N1 bird flu strain in 2003, two years before the country publicly acknowledged its first human infection, in a case that raised questions about Beijing's ability to detect new emerging diseases. The 24-year-old man died of pneumonia and was initially thought to have severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS, but recent tests performed with the World Health Organization confirmed it was bird flu.
Aug. 2, 2006: A 31-year-old man in southern China who contracted the H5N1
strain of bird flu has recovered after a month and a half and was
discharged from a hospital. The truck driver from Shenzhen in Guangdong province
was confirmed to have the virus on June 15 and was in a critical condition. Xinhua News Agency said the man had visited a local market several times where live poultry was sold before developing a fever and pneumonia on June 3.
July 21, 2006: An outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has killed 3,045 chickens in China's far western region of Xinjiang but no humans were reported to be infected and appears to be "under control," according to the Ministry of Agriculture. The outbreak, discovered on July 14, prompted local officials in Aksu city to slaughter an additional 356,976 chickens as a precaution. The government's last reported outbreak occurred earlier this month among birds in Zhongwei, a city in China's northern Ningxia region.
July 1, 2006: China reported a new outbreak of the H5N1
strain of bird flu near Zhongwei, a city in the Ningxia
region, the government's Xinhua News Agency said, citing the
Agriculture Ministry. It didn't say how many or what type of birds
were affected. Ministry experts were sent to the area "to control any possible
outbreak" and local authorities were disinfecting vehicles and
people traveling into and out of the area
June 30, 2006: China's Health Ministry is investigating whether
a man initially thought to have SARS actually died of bird flu in
2003, two years before any human cases of the disease were reported
by the mainland, a World Health Organization spokesman said.
June 19, 2006: Tests confirm a new outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu virus in chickens in northern China, according to the Agriculture Ministry. The report said the outbreak was detected after chickens died in the poultry farms in Shanxi province's
Changzi county. It was not yet known when the birds were infected or how many had died.
June 15, 2006: China confirms a 31-year-old man in the southern Shenzhen city of Guangdong province is infected with the H5N1 strain of bird flu, bringing
the country's total human infections of the disease to 19.
The truck driver was hospitalized June 9. The government said he may have contracted the disease when his wife brought home a freshly slaughtered chicken from a local market two weeks ago.
May 26, 2006: An 8-year-old girl has been released from
a hospital after successful treatment for bird flu, becoming the
sixth person cured of the disease in China, according to state media.
May 24, 2006: An outbreak of the H5N1 strain of bird flu has
been found in migratory birds in a remote area of western China,
the government said. The case occurred in an isolated area of Tibet and neighboring
Qinghai province on a same migration route where other wild birds
died in an outbreak in late April.
May 5, 2006: The Chinese government confirms an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in remote western China after 123 wild birds were found dead on April 23.
April 21, 2006: The Ministry of Health in China reports the country's 12th death from H5N1 avian influenza. The death occurred in a previously reported case, a 21-year-old man from Hubei Province. He died of severe respiratory disease on April 19.
April 30, 2006: China confirms two wild birds found dead on April 13 in Jinzhou and Panjin, cities in the northeast Liaoning province, were killed by the virulent H5N1 bird flu virus.
April 19, 2006: The Ministry of Health in China confirms the country's 17th case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The case occurred in a 21-year-old male migrant worker employed in Wuhan City, Hubei Province. He developed symptoms on April 1. He is presently hospitalized in critical condition. The source of exposure is under investigation.
April 18, 2006: A 21-year-old man in the central province of Hubei was confirmed to be infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. It's the 17th human case of the disease the mainland has reported.
March 24, 2006: The Chinese Ministry of Health on confirmed that a 29-year-old woman in Shanghai died from the bird flu. Officials have so far refused to say how the migrant worker became ill, although they say they have traced those who had contact with her and boosted flu detection measures. No poultry outbreaks have been reported in the Shanghai area since February 2004.
March 23, 2006: A woman died on March 21 of what could be bird flu in the eastern Chinese city of Shanghai. A 29-year-old female migrant worker died on March 21 of a pneumonia of unconfirmed origin. The case is under investigation.
March 7, 2006: A 9-year-old girl from the eastern province of Zhejiang
died of bird flu, becoming China's 10th known death from the virus. She was first reported sick on Feb. 26.
March 6, 2006: The WHO reported China's ninth human death from H5N1 bird flu.
The case occurred in a 32-year-old man from the southern province of Guangdong who deveoped symptons on Feb. 22 and died on March 2. No outbreaks in poultry have been reported in Guangdong Province since 2004. The case is the first reported in the province.
Feb. 26, 2006: China's agriculture minister is warning of a
possible "massive bird flu outbreak" as the country announced two
new human cases of the H5N1 flu strain, raising to 14 the number of
human infections reports since October. A 9-year-old girl from the eastern province of Zhejiang and a 26-year-old female farmer from Anhui Province are both in critical condition.
Feb. 13, 2006: The WHO confirms the country's eighth human death from bird flu. A 20-year-old female farmer from the south-central province of Hunan developed symptoms on Jan. 27, and was hospitalized with severe pneumonia. She died on Feb 4.
Feb. 10, 2006: China reported its eighth human death
from bird flu, while the Health Ministry said researchers suspect
contamination from dead poultry might be to blame for cases that
have occurred in areas without outbreaks in birds.
The latest death was a 20-year-old female farmer from the county
of Suining in the southern province of Hunan.
Feb. 8, 2006: A 26-year-old Chinese woman has contracted bird flu, the government said, becoming at least the 11th person to be infected with the disease in China. Until the latest case was reported in coastal Fujian provinces, there had been 10 reported human cases of bird flu on the mainland. Only three of those people have survived.
Jan. 25, 2006: The WHO confirmed that a Chinese woman infected with bird flu, the
country's 10th human bird flu victim, has died. To date, seven of the 10 Chinese people officially confirmed to have contracted bird flu have died.
Jan. 23, 2006: China announced its tenth official human case of bird flu infection after a 29-year-old woman from the west of the country was diagnosed with the
H5N1 virus. She is hospitalized in critical condition. There have been six human
fatalities in mainland China.
Jan. 19, 2006: China reported, and the WHO confirmed, that a 35-year-old woman in
the southwest part of the country had died of bird flu. The woman, a
poultry slaughterer, is the country's sixth human death from the virus.
Jan. 11, 2006: Two more people have died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu, bringing the death toll to five, as the country announced another outbreak in poultry.
The WHO said the victims, reported in December, were a 10-year-old girl in the southern region of Guangxi and a 35-year-old man in eastern Jiangxi province. Both died in December.
Jan. 9, 2006: China has confirmed its eighth human case of the H5N1 bird flu virus.
A 6-year-old boy from central Hunan province contracted the virus in late December and is hospitalized in critical condition.
Dec. 29, 2005: A 41-year-old woman has become the country's third confirmed human fatality from the virulent H5N1 strain of bird flu, the government said. The woman, a factory worker in Sanming, a city in coastal Fujian province, fell ill on Dec. 6 and died on Dec. 21. It was the seventh human case reported in the country.
Dec. 15, 2005: China's Ministry of Health confirmed the country's sixth human case of bird flu. The infected person is a 35-year-old man in Suichuan County
of Jiangxi Province, east China. Two of the six people died of the H5N1 strain.
Dec. 8, 2005: China reported a new human case of H5N1, the fifth person
in the country known to have been infected with the deadly
virus. The 31-year-old woman, who lived in Heishan county of
Liaoning province, has since recovered.
Dec. 7, 2005: The World Health Organization said a village where a
10-year-old girl fell ill with bird flu had not reported any
poultry outbreaks, indicating the virus might be going
undetected or unreported.
Dec. 6, 2005: A 10-year-old girl in Ziyuan County in the Guangxi
region of southern China has tested positive for the H5N1 virus, the government said. She is the country's fourth human bird flu case since last November.
Nov. 30. 2005: China confirmed its 25th outbreak of bird flu in poultry since Oct. 19. On Nov. 24, 300 birds died in Xinyuan, a county in the far northwestern region of Xinjiang. Officials confirmed the poultry deaths were due to the H5N1 strain.
Nov. 22, 2005: A 35-year-old woman is the country's second confirmed
human fatality from H5N1 bird flu. The farmer from Anhui province died Nov. 21 after developing a fever and pneumonia-like symptoms.
Nov. 20, 2005: China reported its 16th and 17th bird
flu outbreaks in poultry in northern inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and central Hubei Province. It warned the danger to humans was growing as it issued new rules ordering officials to step up measures meant to stop the spread of the virus.
Nov. 18, 2005: China confirmed two new outbreaks of
bird flu in poultry, bringing to 15 the number of cases reported
nationwide since Oct. 19. The latest outbreaks were hundreds of miles apart
in the northern province of Shanxi and the far northwestern region of Xinjiang.
Nov. 16, 2005: China reports its first human cases of bird flu. One victim in eastern Anhui province died. A 12-year-old girl in the central Hunan province was suspected of
having been killed by the H5N1 strain. Her brother, aged nine,
was confirmed as having H5N1 but has recovered.
Nov. 14, 2005: China reports its ninth outbreak of bird flu since Oct.
19. The case, in the country's east, was first reported on Nov. 6 when 800 domestic poultry died. Tests confirm they had the virulent H5N1 strain of bird flu.
Nov. 11, 2005: China reports two more outbreaks of bird flu. One outbreak hit a northeast province where the virus cropped up several times this month. The other was in a northeast province that had been free of the disease.
Nov. 10, 2005: Authorities quarantine 116 people after an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus killed 1,100 chickens on Nov. 6 in Fuxin and Jinzhou, cities in northeastern Liaoning province. Two new outbreaks in poultry are reported in the area, bringing the total number of outbreaks in birds to six since the start of October.
Nov. 7, 2005: Investigations were continuing into whether three people - including a 12-year-old girl who died - were the nation's first known human cases of the disease. They lived in or near Wantang village in the central Hunan province where the government
says 545 chickens and ducks died of bird flu in October. Six million birds in the area were culled.
Nov. 4, 2005: China reports its fourth outbreak of the deadly H5N1
strain of bird flu in a month after nearly 9,000 chickens died
in Liaoning province.
Oct. 26, 2005: China announces its third outbreak of bird flu in two weeks, prompting a UN official to say that not enough was being done to contain the deadly illness.
The latest bird flu outbreak in central Hunan province killed 545 chickens and ducks.
Oct. 24, 2005: Bird flu sickens 2,100 geese in China's eastern province of Anhui and kills about a quarter of them. The Agriculture Ministry confirms that the birds died of the H5N1 virus near Tianchang city.
Oct. 19, 2005: Some 2,600 birds infected with H5N1 flu strain found dead at a breeding facility in northern Chinese village near Hohhot, capital of Inner Mongolia region.
Aug. 10, 2005: The bird flu virus is found in Tibet, the
world animal health body OIE says.
March 16, 2004: China declares it has stamped out the disease.