MSDH: New flu strain cases rising
The Mississippi State Department of Health urges residents to be aware of an increase in H3N2v flu cases in the United States. H3N2v is transmitted through contact with swine. Since July 2011, a total of 29 cases have been reported, with 16 of those cases reported and confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the last three weeks. At this time, there have been no deaths associated with H3N2v virus infection and no cases identified in Mississippi.