Locally acquired human infection with swine-origin influenza A(H3N2) variant virus, Australia, 2018

Yi Mo Deng, Frank Y.K. Wong, Natalie Spirason, Matthew Kaye, Rebecca Beazley, Miguel L. Grau, Songhua Shan, Vittoria Stevens, Kanta Subbarao, Sheena Sullivan, Ian G. Barr, Vijaykrishna Dhanasekaran

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In 2018, a 15-year-old female adolescent in Australia was infected with swine influenza A(H3N2) variant virus. The virus contained hemagglutinin and neuraminidase genes derived from 1990s-like human seasonal viruses and internal protein genes from influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus, highlighting the potential risk that swine influenza A virus poses to human health in Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-147
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

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