Zoonotic influenza - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2019 retrieved on 31 January 2020.
Cite:

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Rabies. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2019. Stockholm: ECDC; 2020.

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.