swine flu http://michiganradio.org en State health officials report first human case this year of H3N2 flu http://michiganradio.org/post/state-health-officials-report-first-human-case-year-h3n2-flu <p>State health officials say Michigan has recorded its first human case this year of a potentially serious pig-borne flu virus.</p><p></p><p>The child who fell ill with H3N2 is recovering.&nbsp;&nbsp; The child was showing swine at the Berrien County Youth Fair earlier this month.</p><p></p><p>H3N2 is carried by swine.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When a person catches this flu bug, it’s like any other form of influenza.&nbsp;&nbsp; The infected person can develop a fever, runny nose or cough.&nbsp; Also like the regular flu, the symptoms can become serious.</p><p></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:10:44 +0000 Steve Carmody 14190 at http://michiganradio.org State health officials report first human case this year of H3N2 flu Swine Flu variant strain found in Michigan child http://michiganradio.org/post/swine-flu-variant-strain-found-michigan-child <p>The Kent County Health Department today reported that the first case of H3N2v influenza infection has been identified in a child from Washtenaw County.</p><p>The press release says the child was reportedly around swine at the Ingham County Fair this August, where the child may have contracted the infection.&nbsp; The H3N2v flu was mild in this case, and did not require hospitalization.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 20:04:10 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8686 at http://michiganradio.org Swine Flu variant strain found in Michigan child Flu season picking up in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/flu-season-picking-michigan <p>Michigan is among more than 2 dozen states reporting widespread <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2940_2955_22779---,00.html">influenza outbreaks</a>.</p><p>Flu outbreaks have been reported in most regions of Michigan. Nursing home patients, college students and other groups of people living in close quarters have fallen ill with the flu. State health officials report one child has died from the flu.</p><p>Still, James McCurtis, a spokesman for the state <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mdch">Department of Community Health</a>, says this has been a relatively mild flu season<span style="text-decoration: underline;">:</span></p><blockquote><p><em>"Its very typical. Its nowhere near when we had the (Swine Flu) pandemic with H1N1 last year and two years ago."</em></p></blockquote><p>McCurtis says the flu season still has about 3 months to go. Which means there is still time to catch the flu, and there’s still time to get a flu shot. Thu, 03 Feb 2011 14:10:37 +0000 Steve Carmody 1148 at http://michiganradio.org