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Aug 06, 2012

Aug 06, 2012

Variant H3N2 cases climb in Indiana, Ohio

(CIDRAP News) – Indiana and Ohio reported a total of 14 more cases of variant swine-origin H3N2 influenza (H3N2v) today and over the weekend, raising the apparent US total in recent weeks to 30 and continuing a string of cases related to agricultural fairs.

Aug 06, 2012

Flu activity widespread in parts of Southern Hemisphere

(CIDRAP News) – Influenza activity is widespread across most of Australia and is running above baseline levels in New Zealand, though activity patterns and circulating virus strains vary among Southern Hemisphere countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest global flu update.

Aug 03, 2012

Aug 03, 2012

CDC watching variant H3N2 as cases climb

(CIDRAP News) – The number of variant swine-origin H3N2 (H3N2v) influenza cases in the United States has reached 16 in the past 3 weeks and 29 in the past year, prompting health officials to watch the virus closely for any increase in its now-limited ability to spread from person to person, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

Aug 02, 2012

Aug 02, 2012

Ohio, Indiana report 10 more cases of variant H3N2

(CIDRAP News) – Nine people in Ohio and one in Indiana, all of whom had visited county fairs or had contact with pigs, have tested positive for variant swine-origin H3N2 influenza, health officials in the two states have announced, raising the apparent number of such flu cases reported in the past year to 28.

Aug 01, 2012

Aug 01, 2012

Reports from 3 states suggest more variant H3N2 cases

(CIDRAP News) – Reports from three states today suggested an increase in swine-origin H3N2 influenza activity, with one human case confirmed in Hawaii and suspected human cases cited in connection with county fairs in Ohio and Indiana.

Jul 25, 2012

Jul 25, 2012

Four novel H3N2 cases linked to pigs in Indiana

(CIDRAP News) – Four people who exhibited pigs at a recent county fair in Indiana were infected with a novel swine-origin H3N2 influenza strain, raising the number of such cases reported in the past year to 17, according to Indiana health officials.

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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