By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

One human case of infection with a swine influenza A(H1N1)v virus was reported by the Netherlands, which occurred in September 2019, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) report.

Image/Scott Bauer, U.S. Department of Agriculture

The infection was detected in a 43-year-old male farmer who developed an influenza-like illness on 25 September 2019.

Samples were collected from the farmer, another symptomatic farm worker as well as symptomatic pigs at the farm. Influenza A viruses were detected in the samples from the farmer and the pigs.

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Antigenic and genetic characterization indicated the viruses were Eurasian avian-like influenza A(H1N1) swine influenza viruses. The full genome sequences of the viruses from the farmer and a pooled sample from the pigs were nearly identical. All segments were distant from seasonal human influenza viruses.

The farmer went to his general practitioner and recovered uneventfully following treatment for pneumonia. The farmer had no recent travel history, visited no trade fairs and had not bought new animals prior to his illness. Two contacts of the farm worker had influenza-like illness prior to the illness in the farmer but were not sampled.