A new case of the H1N2 flu virus variant has been identified in Manitoba, but the province says there is no evidence of person-to-person transmission.
The H1N2 virus is related to influenza viruses that circulate in pigs.
The virus was detected in October, but the province says it is an isolated case and there is no increased risk to Manitoba residents or the food supply chain.
The person was directly exposed to pigs and experienced mild symptoms before recovering.
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The virus is not a food-related illness and is not transmitted to people through pork or other pork products.
It does not normally infect humans, but sporadic human infections have occurred with influenza viruses that normally circulate in pigs.
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One case was detected in April in Manitoba.
Health officials say increased respiratory surveillance for COVID-19 and influenza has been taking place during the pandemic, which may be the reason for the detection of these cases.
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