During an influenza A(H7N7) virus outbreak among poultry in Italy during August-September 2013, infection with a highly pathogenic A(H7N7) avian influenza virus was diagnosed for 3 poultry workers with conjunctivitis. Genetic analyses revealed that the viruses from the humans were closely related to those from chickens on affected farms.
can be expected as pressure on marine fish stocks and consumption of uncooked fish increase. As a protective measure against this emerging foodborne zoonotic threat, the public should be made aware of risks associated with consumption of fresh, raw marine fish. Acknowledgments We thank Amanda Rogers from SA Pathology for her contribution.