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TIMELINE: Ohio Swine Flu

  • 8/6 ODH holds statewide conference call with local health departments to provide an update on the situation.
  • 8/5 CDC confirms additional human cases of H3N2v. The totals include 14 in Butler County and one in Clark County.
  • 8/3 CDC holds national call to provide media with an overview of the H3N2v investigation.
  • 8/2 ODH sends MedScape alert to all subscribing health care providers encouraging them to monitor for influenza-like illness, especially in those who had close contact with swine; an additional alert is sent to hospitals and local health departments asking for increased influenza surveillance.
  • 8/2 Two swine sent home from Ohio State fair after showing flu-like symptoms; testing of samples underway.
  • 8/2 CDC confirms nine individuals who had direct contact with swine at Butler County Fair have Influenza A variant H3N2.
  • 8/1 ODA works with the Ohio Expo Commission to move extra hand sanitation stations and informational signage to the O'Neil Swine Arena at the Ohio State Fair.
  • 8/1 ODA asks fair exhibitors to take precautions and alerts attending veterinarians to closely monitor swine as they arrive on the fairgrounds for signs of influenza.
  • 8/1 ODH investigates flu illness from Butler County fair. Preliminary positive results indicate H3N2v strain of influenza.
  • 7/31 ODH notifies local health departments to monitor influenza-like illness in their area.
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