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H3N2 Flu In Southwest Michigan – Update

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The Michigan Department of Community Health has reported on the discovery of a variant of the H3N2 flu associated with exposure to swine in Southwest Michigan.

Two cases of H3N2v have now been discovered.  The first was reported in August.  The second was reported on September 4.

Both cases of H3N2v involve children who were swine exhibitors at the Berrien County Youth Fair.

There have been 16 other cases of the H3N2v flu found in Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana.

Overall flu activity remains normal for this time of year in Michigan.  The reports of H3N2v were specially noted by the Michigan Department of Community Health.

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