H7N2 is a kind of LPAI. H7N2 was associated with several outbreaks, notably an outbreak in turkeys in Virginia in 2002 that resulted in one case of human seroconversion. H7N2 virus was also isolated from a person in New York State in 2003.
In 2016, H7N2 caused an outbreak in shelter cats which represented the first known outbreak of an H7 subtype virus in this species. Approximately 500 cats were infected in December 2016–February 2017; most of which experienced a mild ill¬ness with coughing, sneezing, and runny nose from which they recovered fully. One person with occupational exposure to infected cats contracted the virus, displaying a mild respiratory illness prior to recovery.
Considering the high risk of interspecies exposure and possible transmission between companion animals and humans, there is a need to examine the capacity of this novel H7N2 virus to cause infection and disease in mammals.
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New York City Animal Shelter Causes Mild Disease and Transmits Poorly in the Ferret Model. Journal of Virology.2017
Atanaska Marinova-Petkova. Avian Influenza A (H7N2) Virus in Human Exposed to Sick Cats, New York, USA, 2016. Emerging Infectious Diseases.2017
Here we list some hot research strains of H7N2.