New H3N2 Flu Variant Detected in HK

h3n2via Xinhua,

Hong Kong’s health authorities announced Wednesday that a new variant of the H3N2 seasonal influenza virus had been found in the city.

The Brisbane strain had been the prevalent circulating strain of H3N2 in the past year and the new variant is its direct descendent, said Thomas Tsang, controller of Hong Kong’s Center for Health Protection.

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