Influenza A(H1N2)v is similar to flu viruses currently circulating in pigs in the UK. This is the first detection of this strain of flu in a human in the UK.
As is usual early in emerging infection events, UKHSA is working closely with partners to determine the characteristics of the pathogen and assess the risk to human health.
Read the full press release from the UKHSA.
Cases of A(H1N2)v were first noted in the U.S. in August 2023.