Ontario's first pig-to-human H1N1case confirmed - Macleans.ca

Ontario’s first pig-to-human H1N1case confirmed


Ontario has confirmed its first case of a human contracting the H1N1 virus from a pig.

The adult male is in critical but stable condition in hospital. He came down with symptoms of the flu after being in close contact with pigs in either Canada or the U.S. The case was confirmed on Sunday after testing.

It’s rare for the virus to go from animal to human, and even rarer for human-to-human transmission.

H1N1 symptoms are similar to a flu, including chills and cough, followed by fever and fatigue. More severe cases can lead to pneumonia.

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