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Pigs at State Fair Test Positive for Flu

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 For the first time in state fair history, three pigs on exhibit tested positive for a strain of flu known as Influenza A H3N2.

The Agriculture Department says the pigs appeared healthy when they arrived at the fair and became ill later.

Once it was discovered, the owners removed them.

The Health Department says it's difficult but not impossible for a pig to infect a person.

It can happen if a pig coughs near a person, and avoiding infection is done the same way as it is with human to human contact.

Wash your hands frequently and avoid those who are sick.

To learn more, go to ndflu.com.

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