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According to a CDC FluView published today, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported a human infection with a novel influenza A virus.

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The patient was infected with an influenza A(H1N2) variant (A(H1N2)v) virus. The patients is <18 years of age, was not hospitalized, and has recovered from their illness.

An investigation by local public health officials did not identify contact with swine or agricultural fair attendance by the patient prior to illness onset. Additional investigation did not identify respiratory illness in any of the patient’s household contacts.

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No person-to-person spread of this virus has been confirmed to date associated with this case. This is the first patient infected with an H1N2v virus reported in the United States in 2022.

A total of four human infections with a variant influenza A virus have been reported in the United States in 2022, including three H3N2v (West Virginia) and one H1N2v (Oregon).