Novel Influenza A Virus (H1N1, H1N2, H5N1, H7N3, and now H7N9) - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Novel Influenza A (H1N1, H5N1, H5N2, H7N3, H7N9)

New (novel) influenza A viruses have the potential to cause a pandemic if the virus were to change to become easily and sustainably spread from person-to-person.

    • Highly Pathogenic H5N2 Avian Influenza
      H5N2 has been confirmed in two commercial turkey flocks in Minnesota in spring of 2015. The risk to the public is very low and there is no food safety concern.

    • Novel Influenza A Virus (H7N9)
      The first human infections with Novel Influenza A Virus (H7N9) were reported in the spring of 2013.
    • H5N1 Avian Influenza
      H5N1 highly pathogenic avian flu virus was detected among people in 2011.

    • Influenza A (H1N1)pdm09
      Influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 was a novel influenza virus detected among people in the spring of 2009 and caused the first influenza pandemic in more than 40 years.


Updated Friday, March 27, 2015 at 02:30PM