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  • France Brittany: Human case of H1N2 swine flu detected - September 10, 2021

    “The National Reference Center (CNR) for respiratory infection viruses at the Institut Pasteur confirmed, on September 3, 2021, a case of human infection with an influenza virus of porcine origin (H1N2) v. The patient was hospitalized, his clinical condition is now favorable. The local authorities are mobilized and call for vigilance of health professionals in the Brittany region.

    Investigations are underway by the health authorities to determine the circumstances of the infection and to establish a list of people who have been in contact with the patient.

    At this stage, a link between the infection and the exposure of the individual to live pigs in the week prior to onset of symptoms cannot be confirmed. No other symptomatic person was detected in the patient's close entourage.

    Due to the active circulation in pig farms of a viral strain close to the virus involved in this infection, health professionals in the region have been asked to carry out a systematic search for influenza viruses in any person in contact with it. pigs, and showing symptoms of acute respiratory infection (fever, sore throat, headache, cough).

    A course of action will soon be published for healthcare professionals on the Public Health France website.

    https://www.lesinfosdupaysgallo.com/...homme-detecte/

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    Source: https://www.laprovence.com/actu/en-d...-un-homme.html

    Saturday 09/11/2021 at 11:31 am - Updated at 11:35 am
    | News

    Brittany: a case of swine influenza detected in a man
    By La Provence (with AFP)

    A man was hospitalized because of a swine influenza flu, announced Friday the Regional Health Agency (ARS) of Brittany, which calls for "vigilance of health professionals".

    "The National Reference Center (CNR) for respiratory infection viruses at the Institut Pasteur confirmed, on September 3, 2021, a case of human infection with an influenza virus of porcine origin (H1N2) v", indicated the 'ARS in a press release, specifying that the patient's clinical condition was "favorable".

    "At this point, no link between the infection and the exposure of the individual to live pigs in the week prior to the onset of symptoms can be confirmed. No other symptomatic individuals were detected in the family close to the patient ", specifies the ARS.

    The agency, however, asked "health professionals in the region to carry out a systematic search for influenza viruses in anyone in contact with pigs" and showing symptoms of acute respiratory infection, such as fever, sore throat, headache or cough.

    In addition, the National Sanitary Security Agency (ANSES) was mandated to conduct epidemiological investigations in the breeding of pigs supposed to be the source of the contamination, according to the press release which does not give a geographical indication on the breeding.

    A few cases of influenza virus transmission to humans have already been detected around the world. Thus, since January, around ten cases of human infection by A (H3N2) v, A (H1N1) v and A (H1N2) v viruses of porcine origin have been thus confirmed in the United States, Canada, in Taiwan, Denmark and Germany, according to the same source.

    Human cases of infection with porcine influenza viruses are generally mild, although a few severe cases have been reported, and "no sustained chain of human-to-human transmission has been reported to date," according to the ARS.

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