Limited Human-To-Human Transmission of Novel Influenza A (H3N2) virus--Iowa, November 2011

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011 Dec 2;60(47):1615-7.

Abstract

On November 20, 2011, CDC confirmed three cases of swine-origin triple reassortant influenza A (H3N2) (S-OtrH3N2) virus infection in children in two counties in Iowa. None of the children were hospitalized, and each has recovered from a mild episode of febrile respiratory illness. All three were in contact with one another, and none had a known recent exposure to swine. No additional human infections with this virus have been detected in Iowa, and no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission of this S-OtrH3N2 virus exists; surveillance is ongoing.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Influenza A Virus, H3N2 Subtype / genetics
  • Influenza A Virus, H3N2 Subtype / isolation & purification*
  • Influenza, Human / diagnosis
  • Influenza, Human / transmission*
  • Iowa
  • Male
  • Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Siblings