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Last year the CDC recognized a novel influenza strain now known as H3N2v (see this thread). In the past month this strain has infected more than 200 individuals, mostly children who came in contact with swine in county fairs in Ohio and Indiana. No one has died and only a few cases have been hospitalized. It is not clear whether this outbreak will spread human to human. Allnurses readers should continue to monitor the outbreak as it may affect working conditions for all HCWs later this flu season.
Serological studies show that individuals from 20 to 40 years old may have some cross protective immunity to this strain. Young children and the elderly are susceptible. Last year’s trivalent vaccine and 2012-2013 vaccine will not provide protection because the H3N2 component of the vaccine is not a good match for this novel strain.
More information at:
CDC: Interim Information for Clinicians about Human Infections with H3N2v Virus (August 10, 2012)
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- Aug 11, '12 by GitanoRNInteresting, it so happens that I received the same information from CDC & it's laying on my desk at work....Aloha~
- Aug 24, '12 by Laidback AlNovel H3N2v: Limited human-to-human spread
Over 200 people have been infected with the H3N2v influenza virus in a number of central states in the USA. Previously the CDC reported that these infections occurred among people exposed to swine at state and county fairs.
Today the CDC acknowledged that ther has been some limited human-to-human transmission of this novel influenza virus. We should all continue to watch the evolution of this flu virus. There is no vaccine for it and, as noted in the first post, the H3N2 strain in the 2012-2013 vaccine will not protect against it.
For more see: CDC - Seasonal Influenza (Flu) - New Cases Reported, Limited Person-to-Person Transmission Detected
- Aug 24, '12 by GitanoRNQuote from Laidback Al
Thank you for providing the link....Aloha~