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Scramble Raises trH3N2 Swine Exposure Issues
The above comments from a curious ProMED commentary, strongly suggests that the fair linked to the two cases in Maine, A/Maine/06/2011 and A/Maine/07/2011 is the Fryeburg Fair, which is the largest fair in Maine and was held between October 2-9 , consistent with the description of the first Maine case, who visited an agricultural fair in the week prior to disease onset on October 7.
Fryeburg, Maine is adjacent to the Hew Hampshire border, fueling the rumor addressed in the ProMED commentary.
In addition, the Fryeburg Fair hosted two pig scrambles (on October 7 and 9), and a video of one has been posted on youtube. A pig scramble was the swine exposure for one of the Maine cases, but the piglets in the video appear healthy.
However, the video also has an audio, which records the videographer coughing throughout the 6 minute, 41 second upload.