First Michigan swine flu case of 2017 found in Allegan County

The first case of swine flu in Michigan for 2017 has been documented.

ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) - Health officials say a child who visited a county fair in western Michigan last month is the first confirmed case of swine flu in the state this year.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Allegan County Health Department reported the child visited the Allegan County Fair that ran Sept. 8-16, 2017. They say that because the incubation period for the illness is one to seven days, no new cases from exposure at the fair are expected.

The flu is known as a variant of H3N2 and there's currently no vaccine for it.

Symptoms of swine flu in people can be similar to other flu viruses: fever, cough, runny nose, aches and nausea.

© 2017 Associated Press


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