By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

A little over a month ago, we reported on a human case of influenza A(H9N2) virus infection in a 3-year-old girl from Guangdong province.


According to a recent World Health Organization avian influenza report, an additional case was reported in the country.

The second human case of infection was reported to WHO on 1 May 2020, in a 5-year-old girl from
Hunan province, with onset of illness on 20 April 2020. The patient had mild illness but was admitted to hospital on 25 April 2020 for isolation and was discharged on 30 April.

The patient had a history of exposure to slaughtered poultry brought home from a live bird market.

Both patients were detected through in influenza-like illness (ILI) surveillance, have recovered, and
no further cases were detected among contacts.

Avian influenza A(H9N2) viruses are enzootic in poultry in Asia and increasingly reported in poultry in

China has reported 31 cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) since December 2015.