Ohio Swine Flu Cases Continue To Increase

A pig rests at the 2012 Ohio State Fair.(Photo: WOSU)
A pig rests at the 2012 Ohio State Fair.(Photo: WOSU)

The number of swine flu cases in Ohio continues to increases.

The state Department of Health says the number of confirmed cases in Ohio now sits at 54, with most involving people who’ve had direct contact with hogs at county fairs. The biggest pocket of cases came in southwest Ohio’s Butler county…officials say they’ve found eight cases in Champaign County, three in Clark County, two cases in Franklin County, and one case each in Morrow and Ross counties.

Health officials have not found any infections that have passed from person-to-person. They say this year’s H3N2 strain is not as strong as the 2009 strain that killed more than 12,000 people.

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