China confirms human case of bird flu – WHO calls for 'urgent' action to prevent outbreak

And more than half have been reported during the last year.

Symptoms of bird flu typically include fever, aching muscles and cough or shortness of breath.

Other early symptoms may also include diarrhoea, stomach pain, vomiting, conjunctivitis and bleeding from the nose or gums

The WHO warned earlier this month more surveillance is “urgently needed” to better understand the threat posed by the H5N6 virus.

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