H3N2v Butler County Cluster Grows To 41
August 1, 2012
The Butler County Health Department received 41 calls reporting that 39 children and two adults had become sick after attending the week-long fair, which ended Saturday, said director Pat Burg.
Most of the people who became sick with the suspected H3N2v (variant) influenza virus had direct contact with hogs at the fair, she said.
Vast majority of the 41 in contact with pigs. Might be children exhibiting or friends of children exhibiting
There were 350 hog exhibitors at the fair, Burg said.
H3N2v can be transmitted from swine to humans and vice versa, officials said, but it is rarely transmitted between humans.