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China - WHO reports a new H9N2 human case - in Yunfu, Guangdong province from December 2020 + an additional 4 cases for a total of 13 in 2020

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  • China - WHO reports a new H9N2 human case - in Yunfu, Guangdong province from December 2020 + an additional 4 cases for a total of 13 in 2020


    hat tip Michael Fraser

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    Human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) in China Between 1 and 7 January 2021, one new case of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) virus was reported in the Western Pacific Region. The case was a 1-year-and 4-month-old male from Yunfu, Guangdong Province, China, who had exposure to domestic poultry prior to the onset of illness. He developed mild symptoms on 28 December, 2020 and was admitted to a hospital on 29 December. As of 4 January 2021, no family cluster was reported. This is the first case to be reported from China in 2021.

    Additionally, on 9 December 2020, six new cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) virus were reported in the Western Pacific Region. The cases were retrospectively detected through Influenza like illness Surveillance (ILI) between July 2019 and December 2020. No deaths were reported among the reported cases and all six reported mild symptoms. Five of the cases had exposure to poultry and one case had no clear poultry exposure. No family clusters were reported from any of the six cases. In 2020, there were thirteen cases reported from China. A total of 42 cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) in China have been reported since December 2015.

    https://www.who.int/docs/default-sou...sn=c0382d50_81

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    Plus, an additional 4 cases from 2020 for a total of 13 cases. Our case list here. link

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      Opening date: 30 January 2019 Latest update: 29 January 2021 Epidemiological summary Since the previous update on 22 January 2021 and as of 28 January 2021, a human case of influenza A(H9N2) virus infection has been reported in a 52-year-old female from Xiamen, Fujian Province, China. She developed symptoms on 2 January 2021. No history of exposure to poultry or birds was reported in the WHO report. As of 13 January 2021, no cases were detected among her contacts. Overall, 16 cases of human influenza A(H9N2) have been reported in 2020 (15) and 2021 (1), all in China. To date and since 1998, a total of 78 laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) viruses have been reported from China (67, of which 43 cases reported since December 2015), Egypt (4), Bangladesh (3), Oman (1), Pakistan (1), India (1) and Senegal (1). The previous human infection was reported from China, with disease onset in October 2020

      https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/def...0-jan-2021.pdf

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      • sharon sanders
        sharon sanders commented
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        I am not sure of the correct number for 2020...13? 15?

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      Originally posted by sharon sanders View Post
      hat tip Michael Fraser

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      Human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) in China Between 1 and 7 January 2021, one new case of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) virus was reported in the Western Pacific Region. The case was a 1-year-and 4-month-old male from Yunfu, Guangdong Province, China, who had exposure to domestic poultry prior to the onset of illness. He developed mild symptoms on 28 December, 2020 and was admitted to a hospital on 29 December. As of 4 January 2021, no family cluster was reported. This is the first case to be reported from China in 2021.

      Additionally, on 9 December 2020, six new cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) virus were reported in the Western Pacific Region. The cases were retrospectively detected through Influenza like illness Surveillance (ILI) between July 2019 and December 2020. No deaths were reported among the reported cases and all six reported mild symptoms. Five of the cases had exposure to poultry and one case had no clear poultry exposure. No family clusters were reported from any of the six cases. In 2020, there were thirteen cases reported from China. A total of 42 cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) in China have been reported since December 2015.

      https://www.who.int/docs/default-sou...sn=c0382d50_81
      This WHO link now takes the reader to the WHO report dated January 29 and not dated January 8.

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