CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar County health officials are stepping up flu surveillance since a child there was diagnosed with a flu virus normally found in pigs.
The H3N2v influenza A strain was verified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The state epidemiologist, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, said the child, had not been in contact with swine, one of the modes of transmission. The child has since recovered.
Quinlisk said health professionals in the Cedar County area are being asked to take more specimens for testing from people who might have the flu. — AP
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