A new flu virus has been identified in two Canadian farm workers, reports Reuters. The new virus, termed a triple reassortant H3N2, contains characteristics of a human H1N1 and a swine influenza strain.
The two Western Canada hog farm workers did not become seriously ill and have recovered. Canadian officials said that the new flu virus is unrelated to the current H1N1 influenza strain.
According to Canada's health minister, Leona Aglukkaq, risk to the public from the new flu virus is low.