A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that more than two-thirds of the people who contracted a flu virus spread by swine at county fairs were from Ohio.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio officials say there are now 79 human cases in the state of a new swine flu strain, more than double the number reported earlier this month.
Health and agriculture officials released a new figure Friday showing 79 cases statewide of the influenza strain, known for spreading from pigs to people. It's a jump from 30 in early August.
The cases have been reported in 21 Ohio counties, with Butler County near Cincinnati having the most at 17.
Officials say many of the cases are linked to people who have had direct contact with swine, or pigs. There are no reported deaths.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say cases of the new strain have popped up in other states including Indiana, Pennsylvania and Illinois.
Lorain County Fair uses precautions and education to ward off possible swine flu problems, as no instances are seen upon arrival of pigs in Wellington.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now reports there are double the number of human cases of swine flu in Ohio than earlier this month.
The Ohio Department of Health says the number of swine flu cases in Ohio has increased to 54, and most involve people who had contact with hogs at fairs.
The Cuyahoga County Fair has canceled all swine-related portions of this year's event, due to illnesses reported in other parts of the state.
As Ohio health officials confirm cases of swine flu virus, Medina County Fair organizers are taking measures to keep fair-goers safe.