Friday, August 3, 2012

CDC Reports Cases 18-29 of H3N2v Virus Infection; Continues to Recommend Interim Precautions When Interacting with Pigs

August 3, 2012 – Today, CDC reported an additional 12 cases of human infection with influenza A (H3N2) variant virus (or “H3N2v virus”). These H3N2v viruses that are the same as previous H3N2v viruses identified in people and H3N2 viruses that have been found in U.S. swine. These cases occurred in three U.S. states; all occurred in people who had direct or indirect contact with swine and all but one case was associated with attendance at agricultural fairs where swine were present. Late summer is typically the fair season across the United States, and fairs are a setting that can provide many opportunities for exposures to occur between pigs and people. CDC continues to monitor the situation closely and recommends preventive actions to make people’s fair experience a safe and healthy one. >Learn more

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