posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 07:10 PM
We've had threads on this before.
H3N2 is by no means a new strand of flu virus. It has been around since the turn of the century and kills thousands of people each year.
The article also talks about H1N2, saying the boy is one of two people in the entire us to ever have it. H1N2 has also been around for a long time,
longer than H3N2. H1N2 has infected thousands of people, but very few people have died from it.
ETA: Of course pigs were not involved. Once a human has a flu virus they can pass it to any other human being. Swine flu isn't only contactable from
swines, it just originated from swines.
edit on 9-12-2011 by Celestica because: (no reason given)