WHO: Influenza at the human-animal interface, summary and assessment, 25 July 2017 to 27 September 2017
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Avian influenza A(H5) viruses
Since the last update on 25 July 2017, one new laboratory-confirmed human case of influenza A(H5N1) virus infection was reported to WHO from Indonesia.
The patient was a child who had illness onset on 1 September 2017. He was hospitalized on 5 September and on 10 September, a sample collected from the patient tested positive for A(H5N1) virus. The patient passed away on 10 September. Prior to illness onset, he reportedly had exposure to poultry at his house. A joint investigation between the human health and animal health sector confirmed A(H5N1) infected birds in the area and samples collected from all human contacts of the patient tested negative for A(H5N1) virus infection.
Avian influenza A(H9N2) viruses
Since the last update, one laboratory-confirmed human cases of A(H9N2) virus infection was reported to WHO from China. The patient is a child who had mild illness onset of 18 September, received outpatient care and had no apparent exposure history to live poultry.
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