(WXYZ) - The Michigan Department of Community Health is confirming that the first case of the H3N2v variant of the swine flu has been found in Michigan.
The patient is a Washtenaw County child who came into contact with swine at the Ingham County Fair. The child reportedly experienced a mild illness and was not hospitalized.
Michigan is one of the growing number of states reporting cases of the H3N2v flu. As of August 10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 153 cases. States affected include Hawaii, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois.
So far most cases have occurred in children. They have also been mild and not required treatment.
Officials say anyone who is experiencing flu symptoms who has had recent contact with swine should contact their health care provider and tell them about the exposure.
Officials are also telling people to be particularly vigilant during this time of year because of all the fairs going on.
They are recommending the following precautions:
You can get more information on the CDC's website .
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