4-year-old child in India tests positive for bird flu, WHO confirms

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Information on the vaccination status and details of antiviral treatment were not available at the time of reporting, the WHO added.

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This is the second human infection of H9N2 bird flu from India, with the first in 2019, the agency said.

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While the H9N2 virus typically tends to cause mild illness, the United Nations agency said that further sporadic human cases could occur as this virus is one of the most prevalent avian influenza viruses circulating in poultry in different regions.

An immediate response from the Indian health ministry was not available during late hours.

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