PRO/MBDS> Avian influenza, human (08): China (Jiangxi) H9N2


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Date: Tue 13 Jun 2023
Source: CIDRAP (Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy)
News [edited]

China has reported another H9N2 avian flu case, which involves a
7-month-old boy from Jiangxi province, Hong Kong’s Centre for Health
Protection said today [13 Jun 2023] in one of its regular avian
influenza updates.

The boy’s symptoms began on [1 May 2023]. His illness marks the
mainland’s 3rd H9N2 case in the past 6 months. The 2 earlier cases
involved young children from Jiangxi and Hunan provinces.

H9N2 is known to circulate in poultry in some Asian countries.
Infections in humans are typically mild and are more likely to be
reported in children, especially those who have contact with poultry
or poultry environments.

[Byline: Lisa Schnirring]

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