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Two Children Contract Swine Flu At Clark County Fair

Aug 13, 2016

H3N2 virus
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State officials say two children became ill with a new version of the swine flu virus after being in contact with infected pigs at the Clark County Fair in late July.

Ohio's health and agriculture departments say neither child was hospitalized. The flu is known as a variant of H3N2, which normally circulates in swine. Its symptoms are similar to seasonal flu viruses. Person-to-person spread is rare. Officials are stressing the importance of handwashing to fairgoers who come into contact with swine.

More information may be found through this link to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention's website: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/swineflu/h3n2v-cases.htm