Zoonotic influenza - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2022
Sporadic human infections with avian influenza virus A(H3N8), A(H5N1), A(H5N6), A(H9N2) and A(H10N3) were reported globally in 2022.
- Sporadic human infections with avian influenza virus A(H3N8), A(H5N1), A(H5N6), A(H9N2) and A(H10N3) were reported globally in 2022.
- Outbreaks and detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses, mainly A(H5N1), affected poultry, wild and captive birds worldwide in 2022.
- In 2022, human infections with influenza virus A(H1N1)v and A(H1N2)v of swine origin were detected in two EU/EEA countries: Germany and the Netherlands, respectively.
- Outside of the EU/EEA, influenza virus A(H1N1)v, A(H1N2)v, and A(H3N2)v of swine origin caused sporadic human infections in Brazil, China, Taiwan, and the United States (US).
Swine influenza is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that regularly cause outbreaks of influenza in pigs. Influenza viruses that commonly circulate in swine are called “swine influenza viruses” or “swine flu viruses.” Like human influenza viruses, there are different subtypes and strains of swine influenza viruses.Read more
Avian influenza is an infectious viral disease in birds, including domestic poultry. Avian influenza is mainly found in birds, but under certain circumstances infections can also occur in humans even though the risk is generally very low.Read more