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Animal Influenza Virus Infections in Humans

Animal Influenza Virus Infections in Humans

Infectious disease experts reviewed case reports, sero-epidemiological, archeo-epidemiological, environmental, and historical studies and considered trends in livestock farming related to animal influenza viruses. The scientists recommend increased biosafety and biosecurity training for farm administrators and swine workers with One Health-oriented virus surveillance..

Highlights of the paper include: :

    •  Swine influenza virus infections are frequently detected among humans with exposure to pigs and become transmissible between humans more often than avian influenza viruses

    •  Domesticated animals, particularly pigs, poultry, and horses, but also recently dogs and cats, are noted to experience influenza infections that have potential to cross species to other animals and to humans

    •   There remains a great need to broker One Health-oriented, routine influenza virus surveillance within large swine farms and other pork production points worldwide

    •   Development of non-invasive sampling techniques and diagnostics that offer rapid characterization of influenza viruses would benefit both agricultural industries and public health

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Animal Influenza Virus Infections in Humans: A Commentary

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