China: A human case of avian influenza A(H9N2) reported in Sichuan province

Sichuan Province:
A case with onset on October 1, 2023 reported in Guangan city.

On 7 November 2023, China notified WHO of one laboratoryconfirmed A(H9N2) virus infection in a 55-year-old male from Sichuan province. He had onset of illness on 1 October 2023, was hospitalized with severe pneumonia on 5 October and has recovered. He was exposed to a live poultry market and backyard poultry before his onset of illness. Samples collected from his surrounding environment tested negative for influenza viruses. No family members developed symptoms or tested positive for avian influenza A(H9N2) at the time of reporting.