(WTVN) Ohio has reported its first swine flu-related death, a 61 year old Madison County woman. She passed away earlier this week.
The Ohio Department of Health says the woman became ill after coming into contact with pigs at the Ross County Fair. She had other health issues, but the H3N2v virus is believed to have contributed to her death.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the main risk factor for infection is direct exposure to swine. CDC points out that the virus does not spread easily from person-to-person, but limited human-to-human infection has occurred.
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