H1N2 virus outbreak in Canada following corona virus outbreak. The country’s first case of a human infected with the H1N2 virus, a rare strain of swine flu. The virus, which is extremely rare in humans, has been confirmed in Alberto, Canada. The H1N2 test was performed during a coronavirus test and had been confirmed in a patient with symptoms of the common cold. No other cases have been reported so far. There is no evidence at this time that the virus has spread further. The virus is most commonly found in pigs. The H1N2 strain is not a food-related illness and it is not transmissible to humans by eating pork or other pig products.
Researchers have found that the H1N2 virus can be transmitted from person to person. Studies are underway to determine the source of the virus in humans and whether there is a possibility of transmission to others. Since 2005 only 27 cases worldwide have been reported of people infected with the H1N2 — not to be confused with the more common H1N1 swine flu virus. There have been no cases in Canada prior to this one.