The first case of H3N2 influenza in Michigan this year has been confirmed in a child who was a swine exhibitor at the Berrien County Youth Fair. The flu strain is a form of swine flu. The child did not have to be hospitalized, and a sick pig also tested positive for the virus. Michigan public health agencies are reaching out to meat processing plants in several states that received live pigs from the fair. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has notified managers at eight fairs set to take place in the coming weeks and asked them to be on the lookout for the illness. The Berrien County Health Department says this strain of flu very rarely passes from person to person.
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