Hogs are raised on the farm of Gordon and Jeanine Lockie April 28, 2009 in Elma, Iowa. Hog farmers who have been battered by rising feed prices are now faced with plummeting hog prices.
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COLUMBUS - Fifteen more human cases of swine flu in Ohio were confirmed Wednesday by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), increasing the total number of cases of the virus statewide to 30.
All affected individuals had contact with hogs at state fairs, according to ODH. So far, no cases of human-to-human virus passage have been confirmed.
There have been 16 cases in Butler County, three in Clark County, four in Gallia County, four in Greene County and three in Hamilton County.
“Even as we identify additional illnesses, this strain appears to remain mild and does not seem to be any more severe than what we see during most flu seasons,” said Dr. Ted Wymyslo, the director of ODH.
Only one of the 30 infected individuals has been hospitalized. That person has been treated and released.
Follow this link for more information about how to stay healthy at state fairs.
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