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2 more presumptive swine flu cases linked to fair

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two more people have become ill with presumptive cases of swine flu linked with the Minnesota State Fair.

The Department of Health says they're a school-aged girl from the Twin Cities area and a preschool boy from greater Minnesota. Neither was hospitalized. Both are fully recovered.

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Both visited the swine barn Sept. 2, and became ill Sept. 5, but it's possible the boy was exposed on his family's farm.

Officials are awaiting confirmation it was a strain called H3N2v. These would the first human infections linked to the fair from that strain.

Four confirmed or presumptive cases of a different strain, H1N2v, had been reported earlier in swine barn visitors. Three confirmed or probable cases of H3N2v were reported earlier in visitors to live animal markets in Dakota County.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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