Shandong Province China Travel Alert Raised to Level 2 regarding Influenza H9N2 cases Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) recently raised its travel advisory for the Chinese provinces of Shandong and Fujian to a Level 2 Alert status, following reports of multiple children infected with avian influenza A (H9N2). H9N2 avian influenza viruses have become widespread in poultry over the last two decades and represent a genuine threat both to the global poultry industry, but also to humans, through their high rates of zoonotic infection and pandemic potential. During the May 25, 2020 update on Taiwan’s coronavirus cases, Spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang said the CECC Level 2 Alert requires arriving travelers to observe 14 days of self-health management and minimize the potential risks of H9N2 infections.

 

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