Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

Influenza A(H9N2) - human cases

ECDC 19 November, 2021

A new case of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) was reported from China. The case is a 39-year-old male from Qiandongnan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Prefecture. The case developed symptoms on 29 October 2021 and was hospitalised the same day with severe condition. He died on 1 November 2021.
As of 16 November 2021 and since 1998, a total of 94 laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) viruses have been reported, from China (82), Egypt (4), Bangladesh (3), Cambodia (1), Oman (1), Pakistan(1), India (1), and Senegal (1). Most of the cases were children with mild disease.