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Influenza A H3N2v Detected in Michigan
September 4, 2013 —  [Hum.H.]
The Michigan Departments of Community Health (MDCH), and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), along with the Berrien County Health Department (BCHD) have identified two cases of an H3N2 variant...
CDC Influenza Update
September 12, 2012 —  [Hum.H.]
From July 12 through September 6, 2012, a total of 296 infections with influenza A (H3N2) variant (H3N2v) viruses have been reported from ten states. This is an increase of 8 over last week’s report....
H3N2 Influenza Virus Raises New Concerns
September 5, 2012 —  [Hum.H.]
As of Aug. 31, 289 cases of H3N2v flu virus have been reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since July 2012. Fifteen people have been hospitalized and one person has...
Variant H3N2 Spreads to Three More States
August 22, 2012 —  [Hum.H.]
Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin have confirmed their 1st novel H3N2 (H3N2v) cases linked to contact with pigs, especially at fairs, this summer [2012], as the national total has grown to 230...
Additional Cases of H3N2v Influenza Reported
August 15, 2012 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
As of August 10, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting human cases of influenza A (H3N2) variant (H3N2v) in 4 states. To date, all of the reported cases of the H3N2v...
WHO Declares End to H1N1 Pandemic Alert
August 11, 2010 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan announced on August 10 that the world is no longer under an H1N1 pandemic alert and is entering the post-pandemic period. Members...
OSHA Publishes H1N1 Fact Sheet for Swine Workers
December 30, 2009 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published a Fact Sheet offering worker health and safety guidance to employers who operate swine farms and pork production facilities...
Evidence Shows H1N1 Prefers People Rather than Animals
December 2, 2009 —  [Hum.H.]
The Ontario Veterinary College says patterns of infection indicate that, although H1N1 influenza is capable of infecting multiple species, it clearly prefers people to animals. Influenza viruses...
CDC: H1N1 Recommendations for Swine Farm Workers
November 4, 2009 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted recommendations to minimize the risk of H1N1 virus transmission from people to pigs and pigs to people.The recommendations,...
WHO Declares H1N1 Pandemic
June 11, 2009 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a pandemic declaration following the global emergence of a novel influenza A virus in the human population. Based on consultations with expert...
Flu? Don't Blame the Pig
May 11, 2009 —  [Hum.H.]
H1N1, the so-called swine flu, probably came together thanks to a few unwitting human jet-setters, scientists say. It looked like an open-and-shut case. More than half the genes in the H1N1 virus...
USDA Issues SIV Statement and Requests Case Reports
April 26, 2009 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack issued a statement expressing his concern regarding the recent swine influenza outbreak and reassured the public that pork continues to be safe to eat. In...
Human cases of SIV – Update (4/24/09)
April 24, 2009 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
As you have probably read (7 Human SIV Cases Confirmed and Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Infection in Two Children with No Swine Exposure), the CDC has now identified 8 cases of swine influenza in people...
7 Human SIV Cases Confirmed
April 23, 2009 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that seven cases of human exposure to swine influenza virus (SIV) have now been confirmed in the U.S. All of the affected people have...
Study Finds MRSA in U.S. Swine and Farm Workers
January 28, 2009 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
Researchers led by an investigator from the University of Iowa College of Public Health have reported finding methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in pigs and farm workers in the U.S. ...

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