Zoonotic influenza - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019
No human cases of avian influenza were reported in the EU/EEA. One human A(H5N1) and another A(H7N9) infection were reported from mainland China. Sporadic human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) and A(H9N2) were reported. In 2019, outbreaks and detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses such as A(H5N1), A(H5N2), AH(H5N5), A(H5N6) or A(H5N8) continued to affect poultry, wild and captured birds worldwide. Influenza virus A(H1N1)v of swine origin caused two human cases, one in the United States and one in China.
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