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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.

Dec 29, 2015

Dec 29, 2015
Three little pigs

Study: Flu virus in pigs shows worrisome pandemic profile

An avian-like H1N1 virus that showed pandemic potential turned up often in Chinese swine.

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.

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.

Sep 07, 2012

Sep 07, 2012

Flu parallels: Swine-origin H1N2 has gene from 2009 H1N1

(CIDRAP News) – The swine-origin H1N2 virus found in three Minnesotans last week carries the matrix gene from the 2009 H1N1 pandemic virus, marking the first time such a virus has been found in humans, according to state and federal health officials.

Aug 31, 2012

Aug 31, 2012

Minnesota reports another swine flu virus in humans

(CIDRAP News) – Three people contracted H1N2 influenza infections, a strain very rarely seen in humans, after exposure to pigs at the Minnesota State Fair in the Twin Cities, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced this afternoon.

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