The World Health Organization (WHO) was told of one human case of infection with a swine influenza
A(H1N1)v virus from Germany on 3 July.


Details include the infection was detected in a 2-year old male who developed an influenza-like illness on 9 June 2020. The patient received healthcare on 9 June 2020.

A sample was collected as part of routine ILI surveillance and an unsubtypeable influenza A virus was detected on 15 June.

Whole genome sequencing characterized this virus as a Eurasian avian-like swine A(H1N1) virus (1C.2.2) on 1 July.

The case recovered and no further cases were detected among contacts. The patient had visited a swine farm and had close contact with pigs two days before onset of illness.

Swine influenza viruses circulate in swine populations in many regions of the world. Depending on geographic location, the genetic characteristics of these viruses differ. Most human cases are exposed to swine influenza viruses through contact with infected swine or contaminated environments. Human infection tends to result in mild clinical illness in most cases.