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Bird flu: India reports human case of H9N2 in 4 year old

BMJ 2024; 385 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.q1317 (Published 13 June 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;385:q1317
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

India has reported a human case of avian influenza A (H9N2) in a 4 year old child living in West Bengal, who has since recovered, World Health Organization has said.1

This is the second human case of H9N2 reported by the country, the first in 2019. In this latest case, the patient had exposure to poultry at and around their home. None of the child’s …

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