Infectious Diseases 2017

Infectious Diseases 2017

H9N2 infects baby in China

28 April, 2017

One new laboratory-confirmed human case of A(H9N2) virus infection was reported to WHO fromChina in an eleven-month-old boy from Gansu province. The case developed mild illness on 6 February 2017, was hospitalized and has recovered. He had exposure to backyard poultry prior toillness onset. This is the first human case of avian influenza A(H9N2) virus infection reported to WHO since December 2016 and the first human case reported from Gansu province. Avian influenza A(H9N2) viruses are enzootic in poultry in China.