2 Manitobans infected with rare swine flu variants
Fri., April 30, 2021, 11:39 a.m.?4 min read

Two human cases of influenza variants normally found in pigs have been detected in Manitoba.

The cases ? one of human influenza A(H1N1)v and one of human influenza A(H1N2)v ? were found in early April in two unrelated individuals in different southern Manitoba communities, said Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba's chief public health officer.

They were detected when the two individuals independently sought testing after developing an influenza-like illness, Roussin said at a Friday morning news conference.

Both people experienced mild symptoms and fully recovered.

There is no risk to the public, Roussin said, as the strains don't transmit easily from human to human...

...There have only been 29 H1N2 cases globally since 2005. There were none in Canada until last November, when Alberta reported a case.

The H1N1 case is only the second ever reported in Canada. The first was in Ontario in 2012, a news release issued by the Manitoba government said...