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Swine-Origin H3N2v Influenza Cases Surge

Health officials in Indiana have now confirmed 113 cases of swine-origin variant influenza A (H3N2v), while the count in Ohio has reached 30. With a single case reported in Hawaii, the H3N2v outbreak tally stands at 144 as of Wednesday.

State and local health officials continue to investigate the outbreak but have not yet found any person-to-person transmission of the virus.

Officials described the cases as being scattered across a number of counties, occurring most frequently in children, and suspected to be linked to contact with pigs at county fairs. Expectations are that the case count will increase by the end of the week as more presumptive positive samples are tested.

Read more at CIDRAP: Variant H3N2 cases surge in Indiana, Ohio

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