The Cuyahoga County Board of Health* has cancelled all swine events at this week's fair because of a surge in swine flu incidents,
Nearly 29 cases of swine flu have been reported this year, including 12 in Ohio, the Huffington Post reports.
Two pigs were sent home from the Ohio State Fair last week, and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health wrote that they are working closely with veterinarians to monitor the animals at the fair.
The CDC has issued a warning about the possible spread of swine flu at county fairs. The Huffington Post reports that this strain, called H3N2, is similar to the 2009 strain because it spreads more easily to humans, but reported cases have not been very serious.
Read the full announcement from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and click here for the Huffington Post story.
*The original version of this story reported that the Fair Board wrote the blog; in fact, it was the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.