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.
This webinar discusses the strains of influenza currently circulating in the US, an overview of influenza, and learning about current vaccine strains available to help manage herds.
Producers can work with veterinarians to prevent or manage outbreaks by monitoring influenza-surveillance data, vaccinating pigs, and stepping up and enforcing biosecurity protocols.
In 1998, classical H1N1 evolved by recombining with another strain of IAV-S (H3N2) forming new IAV strains, and making it more complex and difficult to control.