First Death in US Due to New Variant Swine Flu Strain. This Is Due to Pig to Human Transmission at Fairs. Hygiene Counts…Really!
- Published on Tuesday, September 04, 2012
- Written by Web Editor
Zoonotic infections…What are those you say?!?!? A zoonotic disease is an infection that is naturally transmitted from vertebrate animals to human beings. Pigs have been the source of significant zoonotic infections of humans, including like this one, a fatal case of “swine influenza” attributed to the swine influenza virus. State health officials in Ohio reported the first human death from this new variant strain of swine flu on August 31.
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