Thu August 2, 2012
Swine flu cases at Butler County Fair linked to Indiana fair
The outbreak of swine flu among several dozen people who attended the Butler County Fair last week has been linked to a similar outbreak in Indiana. Health officials say up to 41 people, nearly all of them children, have become sick with symptoms similar to those of a swine flu strain. The southwest Ohio cases are linked to the Butler County Fair, which ended last weekend.
Health officials have confirmed a strain of swine flu in nine cases and say it matches the virus that recently infected four people at an Indiana fair. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a variant of a swine flue strain Thursday. Testing is pending in a tenth case. Officials are asking doctors in Butler County and throughout Ohio to be alert to patients with flu symptoms, especially if they've attended a fair or have had other contact with hogs or people who have.