New strain of swine flu confirmed in Western Pa.

Posted: September 02, 2012

State officials Friday confirmed two cases of a new strain of swine flu and one probable case in Western Pennsylvania.

All three cases involved youth participants at the Somerset County Fair in mid-August, the state Department of Health reported. No one was reported hospitalized.

The flu, known as H3N2v, has sickened nearly 300 people nationwide. The Associated Press reported Friday that a 61-year-old woman who came into contact with hogs at an Ohio county fair and contracted the virus had died. To find out more about the virus, visit www.health.state.pa.us - Robert Moran

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