The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published its annual zoonotic influenza epidemiological report for 2019.
The key findings of the report are:
- 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
- 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, while influenza virus A(H1N1)v of swine origin caused two human cases, one in the USA and one in China
Source: ECDC, 13 July 2020