Manitoba Public Health officials say that one case of the H3N2 variant influenza has been found in southern Manitoba.
The virus typically circulates in pigs and does not normally infect humans.
The virus was detected after an individual came down with flu-like symptoms and sought testing. The tests came back negative for COVID-19 but was later identified as a case of human influenza A (H3N2v).
There has been no human to human transmission at this time and officials say there is no increased risk to people.
In April two other influenza strains (H1N1 and H1N2) normally found in pigs were found in humans (H1N1v and H1N2v) in southern Manitoba. In both of those cases, there was direct or indirect exposure to pigs.
Health officials say that variant flu viruses have not shown the ability to spread easily and sustainably from person to person.
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