OGDEN — A Weber County resident has tested positive for an unusual strain of swine flu that has hospitalized three people in the U.S. and is not included in this year’s vaccination.
The virus has been identified in isolated cases across the nation, including in West Virginia, Maine, Iowa, Pennsylvania and Indiana. The Weber County resident was not hospitalized and is recovering at home.
The virus, A/H3N2v, was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Utah Department of Health. The strain is genetically similar to those which circulate in pigs, said Weber-Morgan Health Department Director Gary House.