H3N2v Pennsylvania Cases Increase to 39 in 5 Counties

Thursday, September 6, 2012
By Paul Martin

September 6, 2012

Huntingdon (32), Blair (1) Lancaster (1), Mifflin (1), Somerset (4)

The Pennsylvania Department of Health website on H3N2v cases have updated cases to the above totals, which cites 11 confirmed and 28 probable. The numbers are due to another confirmed case linked to the Somerset County fair and 35 cases linked to the Huntingdon County Fair The above totals are from the September 5, 2012 update.

The H3N2v cases are distributed in 5 different counties.

In addition the PADOH has issued a Health Advisory because of the Somerset cluster.

One set of sequences, A/Pennsylvania/13/2012, collected August 13 has been released. It is closley related to the other 42 July/August sequences, signaling human clonal expansion.

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