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.