Thursday, June 20, 2024
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UK Flu

 

In a groundbreaking development, UK authorities reported the identification of the first human case of the flu strain A(H1N2)v, closely resembling a virus currently found in pigs. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) disclosed that the affected individual had a mild illness and fully recovered, with the infection being detected through routine national flu surveillance. The source of the infection remains unknown.

Meera Chand, the incident director at UKHSA, stated, “This is the first time we have detected this virus in humans in the UK, though it is very similar to viruses that have been detected in pigs.” The A(H1N2)v case discovery occurred as part of routine flu surveillance, prompting close contact tracing. Notably, there is currently no evidence of person-to-person transmission of the A(H1N2)v flu strain. Over the past two decades, there have been 50 reported human cases of A(H1N2)v globally, as per BBC reports. Stay informed about this significant development in flu surveillance! ???????? #FluUK #HealthNews #H1N2vDiscovery

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