Influenza H1N2V – Brazil

Share on twitter
Share on facebook
Share on reddit
Share on email

A human infection with influenza A(H1N2) variant virus A(H1N2)v. 

The patient, a 22 year old female, with no comorbidities, worked in a swine slaughterhouse in Ibipora Municipality, Parana State, and developed an influenza-like illness.

A real-time RT-PCR test conducted at the public health laboratory identified a non-subtypable influenza A virus. The variant was confirmed by gene sequencing as A(H1N2)v.

A second individual who also worked at the slaughterhouse developed respiratory symptoms during the same time-frame as the confirmed case, but no sample was collected from this person.

No other suspected cases among contacts of the confirmed case have been identified.

Photo: H1N1 virus micrograph.

Influenza H1N2 virus is a subtype of Influenza A virus. The virus does not cause more severe illness than other influenza viruses, and no unusual increases in influenza activity have been associated with it.


While you are here, help us with

Access to Diagnostics

Much of today’s innovation is either not reaching or not suitable for people in developing countries.

Access to Essential Drugs

One third of children, women and men have no access to essential medicines, putting lives at risk.

Data to Improve Health

Faster and reactive systems to help provide lifesaving support to vulnerable communities.

Support our work. It only takes a minute but makes a world of difference!

With your help we can bring modern diagnostics and essential medicines to people in need, track disease outbreaks better and help prevent future pandemics.

Support the WoIDMo's work

We do not rely on government sponsorships to ensure that we can operate independently

Your support is what keeps us going

  • Share this page to help raise awareness
Share on twitter
Share on facebook
Share on reddit
Share on email
  • Sign up to receive emails with updates on our work

Follow us