The National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China reported October 2 a laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with an avian influenza A(H9N2) virus detected through Influenza-like illness (ILI) surveillance.
The case is a three-year-old female from Meizhou, Guangdong Province, China with onset of mild illness with fever on 26 September 2021. The case was not hospitalized and her fever subsided by 28 September 2021. The case had exposure to domestic poultry prior to onset of illness. No further cases were suspected among family members at the time of reporting.
To date, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported 18 cases of avian influenza A(H9N2) this year in the Western Pacific Region.