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CDC: Rise in Swine Flu Cases


A new strain of swine flu is rising in the U.S.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the number of H3N2 cases went from 16 to 165 in a week.

Recent reports are contained to Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.

People are getting it by coming into contact with a sick pig.

Currently there is no vaccine so doctors are urging you to take precautions.

"If it becomes human to human transmission as opposed to pig to person, we could be in for quite a ride, " said Dr. Thomas Eppes, Forest Family Physicians.

The good news it is still safe to eat pork.

This strain is only transmitted by being around a sick pig.

Click here for more information about H3N2.

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