December 20, 2012
The summary and assessment shows that from 2003 to December 17, 2012,
the WHO received 610 laboratory-confirmed reports of human cases of
A(H5N1) avian influenza virus infection, including 360 deaths. Official
reports of infections came from 15 countries.
The WHO reported that there have been 32 new cases of avian influenza
confirmed since the beginning of 2012. Since the last summary and
assessment was issued on November 5, there have been two new cases
confirmed. One of the cases was located in Egypt and another in
Indonesia. The case in Indonesia resulted in a fatality.