C.D.C. Reports Outbreak of Swine Flu

by Blogburger on August 4, 2012

Federal health officials reported a new outbreak of swine flu on Friday, mostly among children who appeared to have picked up the virus at county fairs. Sixteen people have become infected with the H3N2 swine flu virus over the past three weeks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. There were 12 cases in 2011. The new flu has a gene from the 2009 pandemic strain that officials are monitoring because it could make the illness more contagious. So far it has only been picked up from pigs and has not been passed from person to person, said Joseph Bresee, a doctor in the influenza division at the agency. Get Free E-mail Alerts on These Topics Swine Influenza Epidemics A word with:…


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