H3N2v

H3N2v is a new flu virus that is currently infecting both pigs and humans in the United States, including Pennsylvania.  Although rare, the virus can spread from pigs to people and from people to pigs.  This new virus is different from previous H3N2 human infections because it also contains part of the 2009 H1N1 virus.  It is the same virus we saw in three ill people who had all attended the Washington County Fair last year in Pennsylvania.

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2012 Variant H3N2 (H3N2v) Cases in Pennsylvania

Count as of Sept. 6, 2012

Number of Confirmed Cases

Number of Probable

Cases

Median Age

Range

% <18 years of Age

Gender

Hospitalizations

11

30

8 yrs.

1-38

93%

59% Female

41% Male

none

 

County

Cases (Confirmed and Probable)

Huntingdon

32

Blair

1

Lancaster

1

Mifflin

1

Somerset

6