Dhhr Investigates Swine Flu In Jackson County, West Virginia (Latest News)

According to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Bureau for Public Health, several people who handled swine at the Jackson County Fair have contracted a sickness

The incidents are being looked into by the DHHR and the Jackson County Health Department.

On Tuesday, the Office of Laboratory Services of the DHHR discovered probable influenza A in at least one human sample.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received the sample for verification (CDC).

The DHHR states that swine flu viruses can spread throughout pig populations but typically do not infect people.

it typically happens after a person has physically interacted with infected swine or had contact with a pig in a public place.

The DHHR advises locals to observe standard safety procedures for animal exhibits. These safety measures include