swine influenza


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swine influenza

[′swin ‚in·flü′en·zə]
(veterinary medicine)
A disease of swine caused by the associated effects of a filterable virus and Hemophilus suis, characterized by inflammation of the upper respiratory tract.
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Serologic evidence of H1 swine influenza virus infection in swine farm residents and employees.
Obviously, current swine influenza pandemic is very mild in N & E States which account for almost 60 per cent (680 million) of India's population.
Human-to-human transmission can occur through close contacts with an infected person and easily contracted in closed groups of people or recent travel to an area where there are confirmed cases of swine influenza.
To determine the prevalence of swine influenza infection among swine-exposed employees, the researchers, led by Dr.
Vincent, microbiologist Eugenio Abente, and veterinary medical officer Kelly Lager in ARS's Virus and Prion Research Unit in Ames, Iowa, work to help control swine influenza and protect pigs from it.
Comparison of the usefulness of the CACO-2 cell line with standard substrates for isolation of swine influenza A viruses.
Clinicians who suspect swine influenza virus infections in humans should treat with oseltamivir when indicated (7), obtain a nasopharyngeal swab from the patient, place the swab in viral transport medium, and contact their state or local health department to facilitate transport and timely diagnosis at a state public health laboratory, using the CDC RT-PCR assay cleared by the Food and Drug Administration.
Scottish health secretary Nicola Sturgeon last night said the pair had not been in an area affected by recent outbreaks of swine influenza.
Summary: The UK is on alert as WHO has warned countries to look out for unusual flu cases after a deadly outbreak of swine influenza.
The WHO, which has identified swine influenza as a potential source of a human flu pandemic, said it had activated its global epidemic operations centre, which oversees acute public health events in response to the crisis.
Hyo) 6.8% Clinical Ileitis 6.3% Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex (PRDC) 6.1% Subclinical Ileitis 5.9% Swine Influenza Virus (SIV) 5.8% Note: Table made from bar graph.