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28 Jul 2017

#USA, Eleven #human cases of #swine #influenza #H3N2v virus reported (@CDCgov, Jul 28 ‘17)


Title: #USA, Eleven #human cases of #swine #influenza #H3N2v virus reported.

Subject: Influenza A Virus of swine origin, H3N2 subtype, human cases in the US.

Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), full page: (LINK).

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Novel Influenza A Virus:

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Eleven human infections with novel influenza A viruses were detected in Ohio during week 29.

All 11 persons were infected with influenza A (H3N2) variant (H3N2v) viruses and reported exposure to swine in a fair setting during the week preceding illness onset.

Ten of the 11 patients were children less than 18 years of age and one patient was an adult aged 50-64 years.

None were hospitalized and all have fully recovered from their illness.

No human-to-human transmission has been identified.

Swine influenza A (H3N2) viruses were identified from respiratory samples collected from pigs at the same fair.

Public health and agriculture officials are investigating the extent of disease among humans and swine, but no increases in influenza-like illness in the community have been reported.

These 11 infections bring the total number of H3N2v infections during 2017 to 12 and the cumulative total since 2011 to 376.

Early identification and investigation of human infections with novel influenza A viruses are critical to ensure timely risk assessment and so that appropriate public health measures can be taken.

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/index.htm.

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Keywords: US CDC; USA; Updates; Ohio; H3N2v; Swine Influenza; Human.

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