Fifteen Ohioans were confirmed on Monday to have the Influenza A variant H3N2 after swine exposure.
According to the Ohio Department of Health, 14 humans cases of H3N2v have been identified in Butler County, linked to swine exposure at the Butler County Fair.
One human case was confirmed in Clark County after exposure at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus.
Those with confirmed cases are between the ages of 3 and 36. None have been hospitalized as of Monday.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture was working with industry partners to assist with public education efforts and to increase the number of hand sanitization stations at county fairs.
Residents and visitors were asked to wash their hands frequently, never eat or drink near animals, never take food or drink into animal areas and avoid contact with animals that look or act ill.
Young children, pregnant women and people 65 or older or with weakened immune systems should be extra careful around animals.
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