By NewsDesk @bactiman63
Taiwan health officials reported today (computer translated) on two human H9N2 avian influenza on Mainland China. The cases, from November 12th and 22nd, are the first reported in China this season.
The two unrelated cases include–A 4-year-old girl from Sanming City, Fujian Province. She developed symptoms on October 26 this year, and her condition was mild. The other was a 5-year-old girl from Fuyang City, Anhui Province. She has recovered, and both cases had a history of poultry or poultry slaughterhouse exposure before onset.
Since 2013, there has been 39 human H9N2 cases, primarily reported from China. One death has been reported. Cases have also been reported from Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Oman and Egypt.
WHO said that since the virus is still detected in poultry and the environment, cases are expected to occur, but the risk of human-to-human transmission is low because the virus has not been capable of continuous transmission among humans.
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