The first victim of the new swine influenza H3N2v

The health authorities of the state of Minnesota in the USA strongly recommends that all residents to wash hands thoroughly after contact with pigs or sheep. The centre for control and prevention of the USA reports that registered the first case of death from a new strain of swine flu.

61-year-old woman from Ohio, whose identity has not been disclosed, died this week after an illness, which she contracted from pigs at the local agricultural fair. Her death contributed to the H3N2v virus.

The strain was discovered in pigs in 2010 and in July 2011 - people, as it turned out, it is much easier was transmitted from pigs to people than other influenza viruses. This year, there were 12 new cases, but cases have been enough light in the medical plan. Symptoms of H3N2v include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache and fatigue.

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