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Most swine flu hospitalizations were in Ohio

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that more than two-thirds of the people hospitalized after contracting a flu virus spread by swine at county fairs were from Ohio.

The report released Thursday showed that 11 of 16 people hospitalized for H3N2v this summer were Ohioans. The state also had the only reported death associated with the outbreak.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/NTVcIs ) reports that 107 cases of the new flu were reported from July 28 through Sept. 24. Dr. Celia Quinn, author of the CDC report, said most cases were fairly mild.

Nationally, 306 cases have been reported. Indiana had the most cases, with 138 human infections reported.

So far, H3N2v has mostly been associated with swine exhibits at county fairs.

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