Miami. – USA The World Health Organization reported that the country had detected human infection with the H1N2 swine flu virus for the first time and issued a report on the case.
The new variant of the virus, which first emerged in 2023, was found in an 18-year-old boy in Michigan who was infected at a produce fair.
No contacts of the unnamed young man were reported, but he developed fever, cough, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, difficulty breathing, diarrhoea, nausea and dizziness, which forced his immediate transfer to the emergency department.. He was tested there, came back positive, and was treated for the flu, according to local reports.
The young man recovered without hospitalization, WHO Based on data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The European journal Infosalus reported in its August 14 issue that so far there is no evidence that the virus can be transmitted from person to person.
this WHO It is recommended to avoid contact with unexplained illness or death of animals, including wild animals. He also recommends reporting deaths of wild mammals and birds.
Medical reports indicate that swine influenza A (H1N2) virus circulates among people with pig farms, and human infection is usually caused by direct or indirect contact with these animals or a contaminated environment.
For this reason, WHO advises travelers from countries with animal flu to avoid going to farms and calls on everyone to wash their hands frequently with soap and water.
exist USA This is the first case of the year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Since 2005, the country has registered 512 cases of influenza A virus variant infection, including 37 cases of human infection with influenza A virus.
The most common type is H1N1, although other viruses such as H1N2 can also circulate in pig herds throughout the year, according to specialized publications, most infectious disease outbreaks occur in late autumn and winter.