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Sep 02, 2011

Sep 02, 2011

Novel H3N2 swine flu viruses infected 2 children, CDC says

(CIDRAP News) – In separate instances, influenza A/H3N2 viruses circulating in swine picked up a gene from the pandemic 2009 H1N1 virus and recently infected two young children, one in Indiana and one in Pennsylvania, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Nov 04, 2011

Nov 04, 2011

CDC reports more novel H3N2 infections

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today reported two more infections with swine-origin H3N2 influenza, including a case first announced by Maine 3 days ago and an additional illness in an Indiana patient.

The CDC also said flu activity in the United States is still at low levels, a pattern the World Health Organization (WHO) is also seeing in most parts of the world.

Nov 29, 2011

Nov 29, 2011

New details emerge in novel H3N2 reports

(CIDRAP News) – New details about the three most recent human infections with a novel swine-origin influenza virus have emerged over the past few days, along with a preliminary report of similar viruses in a few pigs.

Dec 23, 2011

Dec 23, 2011

CDC reports two more novel flu infections

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed two more novel flu infections, one an H3N2 variant that has been identified in 11 other patients this year and one an H1N1 variant that has never been reported in humans before.

Jan 09, 2012

Jan 09, 2012

Recent cases prompt CDC updates on swine-related flu variants

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated some of its background documents on swine-origin flu viruses in humans, based on the latest information it has learned about recently detected novel flu infections.

Jan 27, 2012

Jan 27, 2012

Study suggests older adults may have little defense against swine H3N2 viruses

(CIDRAP News) – Canadian researchers have reported a study in which both young children and middle-aged adults had little evidence of immune protection against swine-origin influenza H3N2 viruses like those that have been reported recently in a dozen US children.

Apr 12, 2012

Apr 12, 2012

Study: Variant H3N2 risk greatest in kids under 10

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released more details about a new H3N2 variant (H3N2v) case in Utah, along with results of a serum study that suggests children younger than 10 are likely to be at greatest risk for contracting the novel virus.

Apr 13, 2012

Apr 13, 2012

US flu activity on a slow decline

(CIDRAP News) – US flu activity is still hanging on, though some indicators show signs of declining, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

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