A variant influenza case, normally found in pigs has been identified in Manitoba. The human identified with the H1 N2 variant appears to be an isolated case according to provincial officials.
The provincial government has said that the virus was identified in October after the infected individual, who had direct exposure to pigs, developed flu-like sickness and sought out testing.
The individual has since recovered and there is no increased risk to Manitobans, Canadians, or the food supply chain. There is currently no evidence of human-to-human transmission.
The province has asked that anyone who works with pigs or poultry and has flu-like symptoms, identifies themselves as an agricultural worker while getting tested, including at COVID testing sites.