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Officials close pig barn at Indiana State Fair for swine flu concerns

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Swine flu concerns have finally taken their toll at the Indiana State Fair.

Sick swine forced officials to close the pig barn. Now a new strain of swine flu has emerged, with 29 reported cases across the nation since last summer.

Fair organizers are taking extra precautions now that the new strain is spreading from pigs to people.

The decision comes just after the state health department confirmed six additional cases of swine flu, bringing the total to 11 statewide.

Health officials say each patient had direct contact with pigs. 

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