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Human case of flu seen in pigs found in UK for first time

One person in the UK has been confirmed to have a strain of flu similar to viruses spreading in pigs, health officials say.

It’s the first time it’s been detected in the UK and close contacts are now being traced.

The A(H1N2)v case was detected as part of routine flu surveillance after being tested by the GP.

The person affected had a mild illness and has fully recovered. The source of their infection is under investigation.

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