Officials: Swine flu confirmed in ill Mich. child - WNEM TV 5

Officials: Swine flu confirmed in ill Mich. child

MASON, Mich. (AP) - Health officials say a strain of swine flu is responsible for an illness that sickened a child who recently attended the Ingham County Fair in mid-Michigan.

The Michigan Department of Community Health announced Wednesday it was the first case of H3N2 variant flu virus in the state. The department says the child from Washtenaw County had a mild illness and wasn't hospitalized. Results will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

There have been a number of swine flu cases in other states, and state and county fair visitors have been warned to avoid contact with pigs if possible. The Michigan Department of Community Health says it's working with local health departments to identify any other potential cases.

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CDC information on swine flu: http://1.usa.gov/yxsAhr

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