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Carly Adams, MPH Region 1 Epidemiologist, MDHHS
Bethany Reimink, MPH Region 5 Epidemiologist, MDHHS
On August 1, 2016, a pig exhibited at the Muskegon County Fair tested positive for influenza. The sample was later characterized as swine influenza A H3N2. Subsequently, ill swine exhibitors were tested for influenza and on August 5, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) reported Michigan’s first case of variant influenza A/H3N2 (H3N2v) infection for 2016. One additional exhibitor at the fair also tested positive for H3N2v. Public Health Muskegon County alerted providers of the potential for H3N2v transmission and reached out to exhibitors to identify additional illnesses. Although additional illness were identified, none tested positive for H3N2v.
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