Hoosier contracts H3N2 flu from pig for the first time since 2013

The Indiana State Department of Health is warning of the H3N2 flu after the first human has contracted it this year.  

The CDC says one person got the flu after exposure to pigs at a county fair. This marks the first influenza case of its type in the Hoosier state since 2013.  

Health officials say people should avoid putting anything in their mouths while in pig barns and should wash hands with soap after attending pig exhibits.

According to the CDC, more than 400 cases of H3N2 have been reported nationwide since 2011 and more than one-third of those cases have been in Indiana.

Symptoms of the H3N2 flu include:

  • loss of appetite
  • lethargy
  • fever
  • cough
  • runny nose