Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Ohio Updates Their H3N2v Numbers



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Earlier we learned of a major increase in the number of confirmed H3N2v cases in the state of Indiana, and now we have an update from the Ohio Department of Health indicating a doubling (to 30) of confirmed cases since Monday.

The announcement appears on their Health Tips For Ohio Fairs webpage.


Health Tips for Ohio's Fair Season

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) along with local health departments have identified several human cases of Influenza A variant H3N2 in Ohio. There are currently 30 cases of H3N2v statewide; all individuals had direct contact with swine at fairs and no human-to-human passage of the virus has been confirmed.

The case breakdown per county is as follows:

  • Butler: 16
  • Clark: 3
  • Gallia: 4
  • Greene: 4
  • Hamilton: 3

Those with confirmed cases of H3N2v are between the ages of 6 months and 36 years old. To date, one of the confirmed cases was hospitalized as a precaution, but they have since been treated and released.

(Continue . . .)

As with the earlier announcement out of Indiana, there are more cases being tested, and these numbers are likely to climb.