By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a human infection with a novel influenza A virus in a Wisconsin child.


The patient, a child < 18 years of age, was infected with an influenza A(H1N1) variant (A(H1N1)v) virus.

According to the CDC’s FluView report, the child was not hospitalized, and has completely recovered from their illness. Investigation into the source of the infection revealed that the patient had direct contact with swine.

No human-to-human transmission has been identified in association with this patient.

This is the first influenza A(H1N1)v virus infection detected in the United States occurring in 2021 and the third novel influenza A virus infection (one A(H3N2)v and two A(H1N1)v viruses) occurring during the 2020-2021 season.