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Monday, August 27, 2012

Ohio reports 98 human cases of H3N2v influenza (Swine Flu)‎

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Friday that with the addition of 52 new human cases of H3N2v influenza, the total number of cases seen nationwide since July is 276.

Of that total, more than one-third of the cases are in Ohio.

According to an Ohio Department of Health (ODH) news release Friday, the number of human cases of this strain of swine flu stands at 98.

The counties of Butler, Champaign and Gallia account for the most confirmed cases with 17, 15 and 11 reported respectively.

Ohio health officials say the confirmed cases of H3N2v are in people between the ages of 6 months and 51 years old. To date, several of the confirmed cases in Ohio were hospitalized, but they have since been treated and released.

According to CDC investigations, the main risk factor for this infection is exposure to pigs, mostly in fair settings; however, CDC also is reporting three instances of likely human-to-human spread of this virus during the current outbreaks.

CDC Medical Epidemiologist, Dr. Joseph Breese says the virus does not spread easily from person-to-person. Read More