By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China reported one new case of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) during the last week of April.
The case is a 30-year-old female from Huizhou, Guangdong Province. The case had onset of mild symptoms on 20 April 2021.
To date, 12 cases of avian influenza A(H9N2) have been reported from China in 2021, and a total of 54 cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) have been reported in the Western Pacific Region since December 2015, according to WHO.
In most human cases of H9N2 avian flu, the associated disease symptoms have been mild and there has been no evidence of human-to-human transmission. Influenza A(H9N2) viruses are enzootic in poultry populations in parts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Most human cases are exposed to the A(H9N2) virus through contact with infected poultry or contaminated environments. Human infection tends to result in mild clinical illness.
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