Infectious Diseases 2017

Infectious Diseases 2017

China: Baby infected with H9N2

10 August, 2017

On 30 June 2017, one case of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) virus was reported to WHO from China in a 2-month old female child who lives in Guangdong Province, China. She had onset of influenza-like illness (ILI) on 28 April 2017. The patient was hospitalized on 9 June. A sample collected from the patient on 13 June as part of ILI surveillance was laboratory-confirmed as positive for A(H9N2) influenza virus on 16 June.
The patient was exposed to backyard poultry prior to illness. The case has fully recovered