Locally Acquired Human Infection With Swine-Origin Influenza A(H3N2) Variant Virus, Australia, 2018

Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Jan;26(1):143-147. doi: 10.3201/eid2601.191144. Epub 2020 Jan 17.


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.

Keywords: Australia; H3N2v; Influenza virus; influenza; influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus; influenza surveillance; pH1N1; pandemic influenza; respiratory infections; swine influenza; viruses; zoonoses.