The genetic diversity of influenza A viruses circulating in swine in Mexico complicates control efforts in animals and presents a threat to humans.
A newly-developed vaccine against swine influenza is being launched in the UK. The vaccine, Respiporc FLUpanH1N1, protects against the pandemic strain of flu pdmH1N1(2009) which is particularly prevalent in the British Isles.
More than 207 cases of swine flu were reported across Karnataka, India in September, 46 of them in Bengaluru in one week.
The Namibian Health Ministry on Wednesday, July 18, confirmed 70 cases of swine flu.
Considered a mixing vessel for influenza viruses, pigs can give rise to new influenza virus reassortants that can threaten humans.
With the evidence that some influenza viruses freely move between pigs and swine workers, and that mixing of these viruses can yield progeny viruses with pandemic potential, routine surveillance for novel viruses in commercial swine farms should be conducted.
Diluted vaccines pose an incredible risk of allowing viruses to replicate and evolve away from the vaccine strain.
Forty people were sickened at Maryland agricultural fairs in 2017 by a variant strain of influenza known as H3N2v.
This factsheet provides an overview of influenza including its etiology, transmission, diagnosis, control and prevention.