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Tuesday, September 06, 2011
New Swine Flu Strain Infects Two More Children
Influenza A has picked up a gene from the H1N1 pandemic strain, CDC says
Two more cases of a new strain of swine flu were confirmed Monday by Pennsylvania officials. Both are connected to an agricultural fair in southwestern Pennsylvania and bring the total number of cases reported to date to four.
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported two infections of the novel influenza A virus. One involved an Indiana boy and the other was a girl from Pennsylvania who had been to the Washington County Fair the week of Aug. 13-20, the same fair attended by those in the two newest cases.
All of those who have fallen ill were children. Those whose illnesses were reported Friday have fully recovered and those whose cases were reported Monday are also recovering, according to a press release from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.