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  • MI: Health alert issued after pigs at Jackson County Fair test positive for swine influenza

    Source: https://www.clickondetroit.com/healt...wine-influenza

    Health alert issued after pigs at Jackson County Fair test positive for swine influenza
    Swine flu viruses can spread among humans
    By Natasha Dado
    Posted: 1:49 PM, August 10, 2019
    Updated: 1:49 PM, August 10, 2019

    ACKSON COUNTY, Mich. - The Jackson County Health Department issued a health alert notice on Friday regarding a recent diagnosis of swine influenza.

    On Thursday, ten pigs at the Jackson County Fair were exhibiting signs of illness. On Friday, the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed that hogs tested positive for a variant of swine influenza.

    Samples have been sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa for the final confirmation and typing.

    The Jackson County Health Department and the MSU Extension Office is working with the fair to notify those with the greatest risk for exposure, including swine exhibitors, their families, swine purchasers, and those attendees who have visited the swine barns...
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