CDC issues update on variant H3N2 influenza

On August 3, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported an additional 12 human infections with variant swine-origin H3N2 (H3N2v) influenza in the United States, bringing the total to 29 in the past year. This has prompted health officials to closely monitor the virus for any increase in its now-limited ability to spread from person to person.

On August 3, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported an additional 12 human infections with variant swine-origin H3N2 (H3N2v) influenza in the United States, bringing the total to 29 in the past year. This has prompted health officials to closely monitor the virus for any increase in its now-limited ability to spread from person to person. Among those 29 cases, 19 cases were associated with fairs where swine were present. To reduce the risk of catching the virus, the CDC has listed a number of precautions. Click here to learn more.

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