According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) FluView, one human infection with a novel influenza A virus (H1, neuraminidase result pending) was reported by Oklahoma.
The infection occurred in an adult ≥ 18 years of age. The patient was hospitalized for an unrelated illness and has since been discharged. The patient had direct swine contact at home and at an agricultural event prior to specimen collection. No ongoing human-to-human transmission has been identified associated with this case.
This is the second human infection with a novel influenza A virus that has occurred during the 2021-22 influenza season. The previous infection was an influenza A (H3N2) variant reported by Ohio that occurred in a child < 18 years of age.
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