New Human H1N2v Swine Flu Infection Reported 中部7歲女童驗出新型豬流感 國內第2例

The Centers for Disease Control has announced that a seven-year-old girl has been diagnosed with the H1N2v variant of the novel swine influenza virus. This is Taiwan's second case and only the 45th case globally. The girl's family runs a hog farm, and so far there has been no human to human transmission.

A seven-year-old girl residing in central Taiwan where her family runs a hog farm and with no recent travel history developed symptoms including a fever, cough, and runny nose on Sept. 24. Her family sought medical treatment two days later for the fever. A COVID-19 rapid test came back negative, but an influenza A rapid test came back positive. The Centers for Disease Control conducted additional testing and determined she was infected with the H1N2v variant of the novel swine influenza virus. This is Taiwan's second case of H1N2v infection.

Chuang Jen-hsiang, Dep. Director-General, Centers for Disease Control: “Swine infected with H1N2v have light symptoms. We've seen from these two cases that both involved children without severe symptoms.”

The CDC said the H1N2v virus is a low pathogenic influenza virus found in pigs. Humans occasionally become infected. There have been at least 45 cases around the world, with 41 recorded in the Americas. The majority of the cases had contact with pigs, and there have been no reports of cases occurring through the consumption of meat or human to human transmission. The CDC considers this to be an isolated case. The girl was given antivirals and responded favorably.

Chuang Jen-hsiang, Dep. Director-General, Centers for Disease Control: “The virus is not resistant to the drugs we have in stock, which are Tamiflu and Relenza, so there's no need to panic.”

The CDC said Taiwan's first case occurred in April 2021 and the patient was a five-year-old resident of central Taiwan. Her family was also engaged in the livestock industry. Both cases recovered after treatment. The public is reminded to get flu vaccines. They should also refrain from eating raw poultry and eggs, feeding poultry, releasing or abandoning poultry, and going to crowded places with poor ventilation.









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