This article goes into great detail on how the CDC has viewed and assesed the H3N2v influenza outbreaks that were associated with the county fairs this year in the US.
It explains how the CDC associated most of the cases as being transmitted from close contact with exhibition swine and in general their direct handlers.
The report is a good account of most of the reported flu cases and for the most part answers a lot of the assertions that have been levelled against the CDC by this OP and in that regard I may have been too agressive with a lot of my assertions, and to that extent I offer my apology to the CDC.
With what has been said in the article it certainly appears that I got it wrong and I hope that readers and the CDC can forgive me for my heavy handed treatment of this matter.
There does remain a couple of inconsistancies that are yet to be accounted for and those are the the genetic sequencing did reveal two distinct lines of the H3N2v flu strains, and there still also remains the question of how patient zero contracted that initial case of H3N2v.
These have been the two driving reasons for all my writings mentioned above and they do continue to remain unanswered, but they do not permit or forgive my handling of this matter, for which I again offer my most sincere apolagies.
arkay.CDC: Extensive swine contact was key in H3N2v cases
Robert Roos News Editor
Oct 26, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – With this year's big outbreak of swine-origin H3N2 influenza apparently over, a leading flu expert at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says extensive contact with pigs seems to have been the key risk factor and that very few cases had clear signs of human-to-human transmission.
The CDC has recorded 306 cases of variant H3N2 (H3N2v) infection since Jul 12, almost all of them in people who participated in or visited county and state fairs where pigs were exhibited. The outbreak prompted warnings for people to avoid swine barns if they were at risk for flu complications or wanted to limit their risk of catching flu.
[link to www.cidrap.umn.edu