SPRINGFIELD - Illinois public health officials are encouraging everyone that's around pigs at county fairs to wash their hands often because a new swine flu strain has been detected in an Illinois child.
The new strain is known as H3N2v and is a variation first discovered last year. The virus is typically transmitted from swine to humans.
A child found with the new strain attended the Coles County Fair in Illinois. Further testing may be employed to identify how the child contracted the virus.