By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reported in their avian influenza update a human case of avian influenza A(H9N2),

The case is a 3-year-old boy was reported on April 2, 2021.

In most human cases of H9N2 avian flu, the associated disease symptoms have been mild and there has been no evidence of human-to-human transmission. Influenza A(H9N2) viruses are enzootic in poultry populations in parts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Most human cases are exposed to the A(H9N2) virus through contact with infected poultry or contaminated environments. Human infection tends to result in mild clinical illness.