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·         H1N1 and H1N2 Viruses Represent Low Risk to People

… Manitoba Pork says the identification of two rare strains of Influenza virus in humans in Manitoba poses a minimal risk to humans…

 

·         2 Manitobans infected with rare swine flu variants

No risk to public or pork supply, chief provincial public health officer says

 

 

H1N1 and H1N2 Viruses Represent Low Risk to People

 

Cam Dahl - Manitoba Pork

Farmscape for May 3, 2021

 

The General Manger of Manitoba Pork says the identification of two rare strains of Influenza virus in humans in Manitoba poses a minimal risk to humans.

 

On Friday Manitoba's Chief Public Health Officer and Chief Veterinary Officer confirmed two positive human cases, one of H1N1 and one of H1N2 virus and that the cases are unrelated.

 

Cam Dahl, the General Manager of Manitoba Pork, notes although these strains are reportable to the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization, they represent a low-risk people.

 

Clip-Cam Dahl-Manitoba Pork:

 

These are variations of the Influenza A virus and these two strains in particular are really quite rare in people.

 

The H1N2 variant, there's only been 29 cases in the world since we started monitoring in 2005 and the H1N1 variant that was found, there's only been two cases ever found in Canada.

 

These are two very rare strains of Influenza and there's very low risk as was announced by the CVO and the Chief Public Health Officer on Friday.

 

There's very low risk of transmissibility between people.

 

In fact, we have no evidence of sustained transmissibility between people so there's very low risk to the public and fortunately the two people that did contract these strains of the flu, their symptoms were very mild and they have both recovered so there's really very little risk to the Manitoba population.

 

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2 Manitobans infected with rare swine flu variants

No risk to public or pork supply, chief provincial public health officer says

 

Darren Bernhardt, CBC News (CAN)

Apr 30, 2021

 

Two human cases of influenza variants normally found in pigs have been detected in Manitoba.

 

The cases — one of human influenza A(H1N1)v and one of human influenza A(H1N2)v — were found in early April in two unrelated individuals in different southern Manitoba communities, said Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba's chief public health officer.

 

They were detected when the two individuals independently sought testing after developing an influenza-like illness, Roussin said at a Friday morning news conference.

 

Both people experienced mild symptoms and fully recovered.

 

There is no risk to the public, Roussin said, as the strains don't transmit easily from human to human.

 

Both people were tested...

 

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