Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H7N3) Virus in Poultry Workers, Mexico, 2012 - Vol. 19 No. 9 - September 2013 - Emerging Infectious Disease journal - CDC
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Volume 19, Number 9–September 2013
Volume 19, Number 9—September 2013
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H7N3) Virus in Poultry Workers, Mexico, 2012
Although wild birds might be infected with influenza A(H7) viruses, outbreaks among poultry are rare. Human infection with influenza A(H7) virus is rare but has been documented after direct contact with infected birds (1). Conjunctivitis or upper respiratory tract symptoms developed in patients infected with this virus, and outcomes ranged from mild disease to death (1,2). In North America, 6 persons infected with influenza A(H7) virus have been reported; all patients recovered (2–6). We report the cases of 2 poultry workers with conjunctivitis caused by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H7N3) viruses during poultry-related outbreaks in Jalisco, Mexico (5).