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2013 H3N2v Cases Spread To Hancock County Fair Indiana
Recombinomics Commentary 21:00
July 4, 2013

detection of 12 cases of variant influenza A (H3N2v), also known as swine influenza. At least 10 individuals had exposure to swine at the Grant and Hancock county fairs and one individual had contact with swine at their home farm.

29 pigs from the Grant and Hancock county fairs have tested positive for influenza.

The above comments from the Indiana State Department of Health describe 8 additional H3N2v cases as well as 17 additional swine infected with influenza.  The initial four cases were from the Grant County fair (see map) and sequences from three of the cases have been released.  As noted for the first sequence, A/Indiana/04/2013, the two additional sequences, A/Indiana/05/2013 and A/Indiana/07/2013 matched human 2012 H3N2v cases and all three sequences were closely related to each other, signaling clonal expansion.  These cases from the Grant County fair represented the earliest report of H3N2v cases in the summer fair season.  The cases from the Hancock County Fair (see map) also were prior to the earliest cases from prior years, increasing concerns that the number of cases in 2013 will be significantly higher than the record 309 confirmed cases reported for 2012.

Moreover, as noted above, at least one case was not linked to the two fairs and at least one additional case was not linked to attendance at either fair or a home farm, and is likely linked to human to human transmission.

The increase in cases is also suggested by additional May and June 2013 H3N2v swine sequences released through the USDA surveillance program which have the same constellation of genes seen in the 2012 and 2013 cases.

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