Locally Acquired Human Infection with Swine-Origin Influenza A(H3N2) Variant Virus, Australia, 2018

Deng Y-M, Wong FW, Spirason N, Kaye M, Beazley R, Grau M, Shan S, Stevens V, Sullivan S, Barr IG, Dhanasekaran V. 2020. Emerging Infectious Diseases 26(1): 143-147


In 2018, a 15-year-old female adolescent in Australia was infected with swine influenza A(H3N2) variant virus. The virus contained hemagglutinin and neuraminidase genes derived from 1990s-like human seasonal viruses and internal protein genes from influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus, highlighting the potential risk that swine influenza A virus poses to human health in Australia.