The H3N2 influenza swine variant has been confirmed in 16 cases in 3 states in the past month. All cases had prior contact with swine, and there is no evidence of human to human transmission. None were hospitalized or died, and all had typical influenza symptoms. Guidance on prevention and testing can be found here (CDC site)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.