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November 05, 2020 - Edmonton Journal

Canada's first case of rare H1N2 swine flu variant confirmed in central Alberta

Canada's first case of rare H1N2 swine flu variant confirmed in central Alberta
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Canada’s first case of a rare H1N2 swine flu variant in humans has been confirmed in central Alberta.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, and Dr. Keith Lehman, the chief provincial veterinarian, issued a statement Wednesday morning confirming a person tested positive for the rare Influenza A (H1N2)v version of the virus in mid-October but said it appears to be one isolated case and there is no increased risk to Albertans at this time.

H1N2 influenza is known to occur in swine herds around the world, according to the Alberta government website, but is not a food-borne illness associated with eating pork.

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