Preliminary FAOOIEWHO Joint Rapid Risk Assessment Human Infection with Influenza A
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, World Organisation for Animal Health, and World Health Organization. (2022). Preliminary FAO/OIE/WHO Joint Rapid Risk Assessment: Human Infection with Influenza A(H3N8), China.
This document discusses the first known human case of H3N8 influenza A in Henan Province, China. It summarizes the risk posed to humans by this strain, what is known about the virology, the geographic distribution in animals, and the phylogenetic trees and relationships among the virus strains. Finally, the document lays out recommendations for countries including that labs should be vigilant for zoonotic infections, reduce human exposure to birds, and continue to monitor for these viruses.
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