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4 Aug 2017

#USA, One #Human Case of #Swine #Influenza #H1N2v reported in #Ohio (@CDCgov, August 4 ‘17)


Title: #USA, One #Human Case of #Swine #Influenza #H1N2v reported.

Subject: Swine Influenza, H1N2v subtype, human case in the US.

Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), full page: (LINK).

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Novel Influenza A Virus:

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One additional human infection with a novel influenza A virus was detected in Ohio during week 30.

The person was infected with an influenza A (H1N2) variant (H1N2v) virus and reported direct exposure to swine in a fair setting during the week preceding illness onset.

This patient was younger than 18 years of age, was not hospitalized, and has fully recovered from their illness.

No human-to-human transmission of this virus has been identified.

Public health and agriculture officials are investigating the extent of disease among humans and swine, but no increases in influenza-like illness in the community have been reported.

This is the first human infection with an H1N2v virus identified in 2017.

Early identification and investigation of human infections with novel influenza A viruses are critical to ensure timely risk assessment and so that 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.

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Keywords: US CDC; USA; Updates; Swine Influenza; H1N2v; Human; Ohio.

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