By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in their latest FluView a human infection with an influenza A(H1N1) variant (A(H1N1)v) virus reported by Iowa.
The patient is >18 years of age, was not hospitalized, and has completely recovered from their illness. Investigation into the source of the infection revealed that the patient works on a farm with swine present.
No human-to-human transmission of A(H1N1)v virus has been identified associated with this patient. This is the second influenza A(H1N1)v virus infection identified in the United States that occurred in 2021.
Five human infections with a novel influenza A virus have been reported in the United States this season, including one H3N2v (WI), one H1N2v (OH), and three H1N1v (IA, NC, WI) infections. Three infections have occurred in children <18 years of age and two have occurred in adults ≥ 18 years of age. All cases either had direct contact with swine or lived on a property with swine present.