The CDC has received confirmation of 12 cases of swine flu from 5 states. West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maine, Iowa, and Indiana. 11 of the cases were from children. Half of them had no exposure to swine and all have recovered.
The H3N2 case is the 12th – in five states – reported in the U.S. since this new virus was first spotted back in July. The CDC acknowledges there are probably more cases that haven’t been picked up by the country’s flu surveillance systems.
To date no other country has reported seeing human infections with this virus, which has also been isolated from pigs in the U.S.
Flu experts are watching this carefully as they are uncertain what path this virus will take and thus far has affected mostly young children.