The Ohio Department of Health announced Tuesday that more Ohioans have contracted a strain of flu linked to pigs.
Health officials said that 18 new cases of the H3N2V flu were found in the last week.
54 Ohioans have now contracted the virus, including five people in central Ohio.
Officials said five confirmed cases have led to people being hospitalized but all 5 of those victims have been released from the hospital.
The state plans to distribute flu testing kits to veterinarians at each upcoming county fair in Ohio to prevent the flu from spreading.
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