[Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FluView, full page: (LINK).]
#Wisconsin Reported a human infection with #H3N2v swine influenza virus [ ][ ]
Novel Influenza A Viruses:
One human infection with a novel influenza A virus was reported by Wisconsin.
The person was infected with an influenza A (H3N2) variant (H3N2v) virus, and has completely recovered from their illness.
No ongoing human-to-human transmission has been identified and the case patient reported close contact with swine in the week prior to illness onset.
This is the first H3N2v infection reported for the 2014-2015 influenza season, which began on September 28, 2014.
Early identification and investigation of human infections with novel influenza A viruses is critical in order to evaluate the extent of the outbreak and possible human-to-human transmission.
Additional information on influenza in swine, variant influenza infection in humans, and strategies to interact safely with swine can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/swineflu/h3n2v-case-count.htm.