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Pig Industry News By Category: H1N1 Flu Outbreak
05 April 2017
Prescription Vaccines Target Emerging Swine Diseases
ANALYSIS - With the rapid pace of swine pathogen mutation, could prescription vaccines be a strategy to fight these emerging diseases? ...
04 December 2015
US PEDv Update: Expected to Worsen in Winter 2015-2016
ANALYSIS - Winter 2015/2016 could be worse than last year for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in the United States. ...
20 July 2015
Diagnostics Can Pinpoint Type of Swine Influenza Virus
ANALYSIS - Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Research at the National Pork Board, said Swine Influenza Virus (SIV) can present itself like a lot of other diseases, and diagnostics can identify...
13 July 2015
Diagnotics Play Critical Role in Herd Health Management
ANALYSIS - Dr. Paul Thomas, veterinarian with AMVC Management Services, said diagnostics play a critical role in the total herd health program by helping to identify, manage and treat disease challenges....
22 June 2015
Rapid Diagnostics Play Critical Role in PEDv Cases
ANALYSIS - Dr. Paul Thomas, veterinarian with AMVC Management Services, said rapid diagnostics have played a key role in detecting Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus because the clinical signs can look...
28 July 2014
Swine Influenza in a Third of Pig Herds in Scotland, Northern Ireland
UK - Aggregated data from surveys in Scotland and Northern Ireland show that more than a third of herds surveyed are positive for swine influenza, according to Merial Animal Health....
06 September 2013
Complex Human Vaccination Strategy Needed in Case of Swine Flu Virus Pandemic
UK - New research reveals that different vaccination strategies of the human population may be necessary according to age if swine influenza viruses were to emerge as a significant pandemic threat....
29 August 2013
Flu Vaccine Backfires in Pigs
US - A vaccine that protects piglets from one common influenza virus also makes them more vulnerable to a rarer flu strain, suggests research published in 'Science Translational Medicine'....
03 June 2013
Innovation Drives Zoetis
ANALYSIS - Gloria Basse, Group Director - US Pork, discusses two innovations from Zoetis - a vaccine for swine flu and their introduction of a product that is an alternative to physical castration in male...
16 May 2013
H1N1 Discovered in Marine Mammals
US - Scientists at the University of California, Davis, detected the H1N1 (2009) virus in free-ranging northern elephant seals off the central California coast a year after the human pandemic began, according...
23 January 2013
Swine Flu Confirmed in Pigs in Norway
NORWAY - The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has confirmed influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 virus (swine flu virus) in samples taken from pigs in herds at Gudbrandsdalen and Rogaland. ...
21 August 2012
Healthy Show Pigs Showed Evidence of H1N1 Flu in 2008, 2009
US - Researchers collaborating across the country report that they detected evidence of the human influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus in apparently healthy show pigs within five months of its first detection....
30 July 2012
Novel Influenza A Viruses Detected in Indiana
US - Four human infections with novel influenza A viruses were detected in Indiana. The four persons were infected with an influenza A (H3N2) variant virus similar to those identified in the 13 human infections...
05 April 2012
H1N1 Detected in Hong Kong Slaughterhouse
HONG KONG - H1N1 was detected in Hong Kong’s slaughterhouse during regular influenza virus surveillance for pigs in Hong Kong’s slaughterhouse. Despite the detection of pandemic H1N1 in pigs in Hong...
16 February 2012
No Alarm After Positive Flu Check on Pig
HONG KONG - The Centre for Food Safety has ruled out any cause for alarm after a pig tested positive for the human swine flu virus H1N1. ...
25 November 2011
New Cases of Influenza-Like Illness in Children
US - The United States Government has reported three cases of human infection with swine origin triple reassortant influenza A H3N2. ...
03 November 2011
Biomin Romania at International Fair in Bucharest
ROMANIA - Between 19 and 23 October 2011, Biomin Romania has participated in the biggest and most important annual, international fair in the country, INDAGRA 2011....
31 October 2011
Seasonal Flu Vaccinations Protect People and Pigs
CANADA - The Canadian Swine Health Board says seasonal flu vaccinations can protect both people and the pigs they work with from influenza, writes Bruce Cochrane. ...
06 September 2011
Novel H3N2 Flu Viruses Infected Two Children
US - In separate instances, influenza A/H3N2 viruses circulating in swine picked up a gene from the pandemic 2009 H1N1 virus and recently infected two young children, one in Indiana and one in Pennsylvania,...
09 August 2011
Top Award is on Offer; Nominations Closing Soon
UK - Time is running out to nominate someone in the pig industry for the prestigious David Black Award....
14 July 2011
Real-Time PCR Test to Detect Swine Influenza Virus
US - Life Technologies Corporation, a provider of innovative life science solutions, today introduced the first USDA-approved, real-time PCR test to detect a broad range of Swine Influenza Virus (SIV),...
03 June 2011
World Pork Expo Seminars Offer Business Insights
US - The programme for the World Pork Expo includes seminars offering a wide range of business insights....
31 May 2011
FAO & Max Planck Institute Tackle Zoonotic Diseases
GLOBAL - The focus is to be on interactions between wild animals, livestock, and human populations to reduce risks and strengthen responses. Influenza A/H1N1 swine flu and the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian...
26 May 2011
Flu Viruses Rode on Pig Imports into South China
CHINA - China may have unwittingly introduced H1N1 flu viruses when it imported pigs from Europe and North America for breeding over the past few decades, researchers said....
19 April 2011
Global Preparedness for Influenza Pandemics
GLOBAL - After a week of negotiations continued through Friday night and into Saturday morning, an open-ended working-group meeting of Member States successfully agreed upon a framework to ensure that...
17 February 2011
Novel H1N1 Found in Few HK Pigs; no Reassortment
HONG KONG - The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) says that seven pigs tested positive for human pandemic H1N1 flu betweem November 2010 and January 2011 on routine surveillance but reports that no significant...
CSIRO Joins Global Fight Against Pandemic Threats
AUSTRALIA - Australian scientists are part of an international consortium creating 'battle maps' that visualise how bird flu and other viruses constantly mutate to camouflage their antigens, or 'invading...
26 January 2011
New Combination Vaccines Make Flu Protection Easier
CANADA - Two new swine vaccines make it easier for Canadian swine producers to include flu protection in their vaccination programmes. ...
19 October 2010
VLA: H1N1 Virus and Endemic Strains Cause Influenza
UK - Outbreaks of swine influenza caused by both pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus and contemporary endemic strains have been noted in pigs, according to the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) in its report...
20 September 2010
Full Licence for FluSure Pandemic Swine Vaccine
US - Pfizer Animal Health has gained full licensure from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for FluSure® Pandemic. ...
 
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