$7.50

Download Now
Sold by bargainhunterwarehouse on Tradebit
The world's largest download marketplace
3,193,453 satisfied buyers
Shopper Award

Swine Flu facts you need to know ASAP

Short Description: Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused ... Swine flu viruses cause high levels of illness and low death rates ...

Content Inside: QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Key Facts about Swine Influenza (Swine Flu)
What is Swine Influenza? Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza that regularly cause outbreaks of influenza among pigs. Swine flu viruses cause high levels of illness and low death rates among pigs. Swine influenza viruses may circulate in swine throughout the year, but most outbreaks among swine herds occur during the late fall and winter months similar to humans. The classical swine flu virus (an influenza type A H1N1 virus) was first isolated from a pig in 1930.

How common is swine flu among pigs? H1N1 and H3N2 swine flu viruses are endemic among pig populations in the United States and something that the industry deals with routinely. Outbreaks among pigs normally occur in colder weather months (late fall and winter) and sometimes with the introduction of new pigs into susceptible herds. Studies have shown that the swine flu H1N1 is common throughout pig populations worldwide, with 25 percent of animals showing antibody evidence of infection. In the U.S. studies have shown that 30 percent of the pig population in the U.S. has antibody evidence of having had H1N1 infection. More specifically, 51 percent of pigs in the northcentral U.S. have been shown to have antibody evidence of infection with swine H1N1. Human infections with swine flu H1N1 viruses are rare. There is currently no way to differentiate antibody produced in response to flu vaccination in pigs from antibody made in response to pig infections with swine H1N1 influenza.

While H1N1 swine viruses have been known to circulate among pig populations since at least 1930, H3N2 influenza viruses did not begin circulating among US pigs until 1998. The H3N2 viruses initially were introduced into the pig population from humans. The current swine flu H3N2 viruses are closely related to human H3N2 viruses.

Tags: cnn, pandemic, president obama, mexico, medicine, precautions,
File Data

This file is sold by bargainhunterwarehouse, an independent seller on Tradebit.

File Size 1 megabytes
File Type PDF
Our Reviews
© Tradebit 2004-2022
All files are property of their respective owners
Questions about this file? Contact bargainhunterwarehouse
DMCA/Copyright or marketplace issues? Contact Tradebit