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Confirmed in Swine At Ohio State Fair
In response to the illnesses in Butler County, State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey had veterinarians monitoring hogs at the Ohio State Fair and taking the temperatures of any that looked ill. Both hogs that tested positive were running a fever at the time they were swabbed by the ODA veterinarian.
The above comments describe two H3N2v confirmed swine at the Ohio State fair in Columbus. The relationship between the H3N2v in Columbus, and the recent confirmed H3N2v cases in LaPorte County, Indiana and Butler County, Ohio is unclear.
The USDA has recently released H3N2v sequences from June collections from swine in Ohio (A/swine/Ohio/1/2012, A/swine/Ohio/6/2012, A/swine/Ohio/7/2012, A/swine/Ohio/9/2012). These sequences matched the initial 2011 human cases (in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Maine, and Iowa), which are distinct from the most recent human cases (in West Virginia, Utah, Indiana, and Ohio).
There have been no reported human cases at the Ohio State Fair, so release of the sequences from the recent swine cases at the fair would be useful.