By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Two additional human avian influenza A(H9N2) infections were reported in China, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
The first case was in a 10-year-old boy from Sanming, Fujian Province. The child had onset on January
28, 2020 was reported on April 16, 2021.
The second case is a two-year-old female from Shiyan, Hubei Province, China with illness onset on 7 February 2021.
Both cases had mild illness and have recovered. The case from Hubei Province had exposure to backyard poultry while no history of exposure was reported for the case from Fujian Province. So far, no family clusters were reported.
To date, 12 cases of avian influenza A(H9N2) have been reported in the Western Pacific Region in 2021
and a total of 53 cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) have been reported in the Western Pacific Region since December 2015, primarily from China.