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Sep 25, 2017

Sep 25, 2017

Flu Scan for Sep 25, 2017

Flu in Maryland fair pigs
H7N9 cluster analysis
Peramivir pediatric indication
H5N1 in Malaysia

Aug 18, 2017

Aug 18, 2017
Pigs at state fair

CDC reports 3 more fair-linked variant flu cases

The CDC announced 3 variant flu cases among fairgoers in North Dakota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Jul 28, 2017

Jul 28, 2017
Piglet at fair

CDC reports 11 H3N2v flu cases linked to Ohio fair

The new cases push the number of H3N2v cases for 2017 to 13, the CDC says.

Oct 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016

Flu Scan for Oct 28, 2016

Novel H3N2v in swine
Avian flu in India, Netherlands

Sep 25, 2013

Sep 25, 2013
Pigs at fair

H3N2v outbreak profile details risks, pig exposures

Young kids and those with underlying conditions were at greatest risk for more severe infections.

Sep 16, 2013

Sep 16, 2013

News Scan for Sep 16, 2013

Valley fever in California
Arkansas H1N1v cases
FAO sounds H7N9, H5N1 warning
Minimum infectious H1N1 dose

Jul 05, 2013

Jul 05, 2013

Flu Scan for Jul 05, 2013

CDC H3N2v advisory for providers
Swine vaccine and H3N2v

Oct 25, 2012

Oct 25, 2012

Study: Fair-related swine and human H3N2 viruses closely match

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers report that swine and human influenza A/H3N2 viruses associated with an Ohio county fair held in July make a nearly perfect genetic match, suggesting that there is almost no biological barrier to prevent such viruses from passing between humans and pigs.

Oct 02, 2012

Oct 02, 2012

Report details Ohio H3N2v cases, cautions about pig barns

(CIDRAP News) – Eleven of 16 hospitalized US cases of variant H3N2 (H3N2v) swine-origin influenza this past summer occurred in Ohio, and 10 of those were in children, according to a report that also suggests that even healthy people stay away from pigs at fairs to avoid flu infection.

Oct 02, 2012

Study: Most flu infections in fair pigs were unapparent

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers who spent the past 3 years testing pigs for influenza A viruses at county fairs in Ohio found that infected animals commonly appear clinically normal, highlighting one of the challenges health officials faced in preventing the spread of variant influenza to humans at fairs this summer.

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