- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota health officials say a child contracted a flu virus after coming into contact with a pig at the State Fair in Minot last month, the first such confirmed case in a state resident.

The Health Department says the child was hospitalized but has since been released and is recovering.

A second case associated with the fair has been identified in an out-of-state resident.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 418 people nationwide have contracted the flu from pigs since 2005.

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