Title: USA, Texas reported the first human case of H3N2 swine influenza of 2017.
Subject: Swine Influenza, H3N2v subtype, human case in Texas, USA.
Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), full page: (LINK).
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USA, Texas reported the first human case of H3N2 swine influenza of 2017
Novel Influenza A Virus:
One human infection with a novel influenza A virus was reported by the state of Texas.
The person was infected with an influenza A (H3N2) variant (H3N2v) virus.
This H3N2v virus was detected through the Department of Defense Global, Laboratory-based Influenza Surveillance Program.
The patient became ill with respiratory symptoms in February 2017, was not hospitalized, and has fully recovered from their illness.
Swine contact at an agricultural event was reported in the week preceding illness onset.
This is the first H3N2v virus infection detected in the United States in 2017.
Influenza viruses that circulate in swine are called swine influenza viruses when isolated from swine, but are called variant influenza viruses when isolated from humans.
Early identification and investigation of human infections with novel influenza A viruses are critical so that the risk of infection can be more fully understood and appropriate public health measures can be taken.
Additional information on influenza in swine, variant influenza infection in humans, and strategies to interact safely with swine can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/swineflu/index.htm. .
Keywords: USA; Updates; Texas; H3N2v; Swine Influenza; Human.