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11 Aug 2017

Three new #human cases of #H3N2v #swineflu virus #infection reported by the #US (@CDCgov, August 11 ‘17)


Title: Three new #human cases of #H3N2v #swineflu virus #infection reported by the #US.

Subject: Swine Influenza, H3N2v 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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Three additional human infections with novel influenza A viruses were detected in Ohio during week 31.

Three persons, all attendees at the same agricultural fair, were infected with influenza A (H3N2) variant (H3N2v) viruses.

All three patients were children younger than 18 years of age who reported direct exposure to swine in a fair setting during the week preceding illness onset.

None of the three patients were hospitalized, and all have fully recovered from their illness.

No human-to-human transmission of these viruses has been identified.

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.

To date, a total of 15 (Texas [1] and Ohio [14]) human infections with H3N2v viruses and one (Ohio [1]) human infection with H1N2v virus have been identified during 2017.

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; Swine Influenza; H3N2v; Human.

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