First U.S. Case of Human Avian Influenza A(H5) Virus Reported

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Influenza (Flu)

2021 - 2022 Flu Season 
April 29, 2022

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Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report 

CDC's Influenza Division compiles and analyzes information on influenza activity year-round in the United States. According to this week's FluView report (April 17-23), seasonal influenza activity continues to increase in some areas of the country. The first human detection of avian influenza A(H5) in the U.S. was reported this week.  

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First U.S. Case of Human Avian Influenza A(H5) Virus Reported      
CDC has confirmed the first case of influenza A(H5) bird flu in a person in the U.S. This person was involved in culling poultry infected with bird flu. Their only reported symptom was fatigue, and they have since recovered. CDC still considers the risk to the general public from H5 bird flu to be low. Some people may have job-related or recreational exposures that put them at higher risk and should take precautions.       

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HCPs: #Flu hospitalization rates are currently highest among adults 65+. CDC recommends prompt treatment with influenza antivirals for people with confirmed/suspected flu who are at higher risk of complications, including older adults. 

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