Novel Influenza A Virus:
One infection with an influenza A (H3N2) variant virus (H3N2v) was reported to CDC during week 49 by Minnesota.
Close contact between the case patient and swine in the week preceding illness was reported.
The patient has fully recovered and no further cases have been identified in contacts of the case patient.
This is the second H3N2v infection reported for the 2012-13 influenza season, which began on September 30, 2012.
A total of 312 infections with variant influenza viruses (308 H3N2v viruses, 3 H1N2v viruses, and 1 H1N1v virus) have been reported from 11 states since July 2012.
More information about H3N2v infections can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/swineflu/h3n2v-outbreak.htm.