Chinese health officials reported one new case of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) to the World Health Organization (WHO) this week. The case is a 20-month-old female from Changsha, Hunan Province, China with onset of mild illness on 23 August 2021 and was hospitalized on 24 August.
The child had a history of exposure to domestic poultry prior to illness onset and no further cases were suspected among family members or any other close contacts at the time of reporting.
This is the 15th case of avian influenza A(H9N2) reported from China in 2021. A total of 56 cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) have been officially reported from China to WHO since December 2015.