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Aug 10, 2012

Aug 10, 2012

Study: Children, middle-aged most vulnerable to variant H3N2

(CIDRAP News) – A serologic study from Canada suggests that children and middle-aged adults have little or no immunity to the swine-origin variant H3N2 influenza virus (H3N2v), but about half of adolescents and young adults have some degree of immunity as measured by antibody levels.

Aug 09, 2012

Aug 09, 2012

Illinois confirms novel H3N2 case as national total hits 152

(CIDRAP News) – The number of recent human cases of swine-origin variant H3N2 influenza (H3N2v) in recent weeks climbed to 152 today as Illinois reported its first case and Indiana announced more infections.

Aug 08, 2012

Aug 08, 2012

Variant H3N2 cases surge in Indiana, Ohio

(CIDRAP News) – The count of swine-origin variant H3N2 influenza (H3N2v) cases in Indiana soared to 113 today, a jump of about 100, while Ohio reported a total of 30 cases, double the previous number. But the states said they have not found any person-to-person transmission of the virus.

Aug 07, 2012

Aug 07, 2012

H3N2 found in most pigs tested following human cases

(CIDRAP News) – A high proportion of pigs tested for H3N2 influenza in connection with recent human cases of variant H3N2 (H3N2v) in Indiana and Ohio have been found to carry the virus, according to figures from state officials.

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.

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