Swine Flu

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Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza virus that regularly causes outbreaks of influenza in pigs. Swine flu viruses can cause high levels of illness in pig herds, but cause few deaths in pigs. Swine influenza viruses can circulate among swine throughout the year, but most outbreaks occur during the late fall and winter months similar to outbreaks of seasonal influenza in humans. The main swine flu viruses circulating in U.S. pigs in recent years are: swine triple reassortant (tr) H1N1, trH3N2 and trH1N2. With the exception of the 2009 H1N1 virus, influenza viruses that circulate in swine are very different from influenza viruses that commonly circulate in people.


Domestically, CDC reports these cases in its weekly national influenza surveillance report, FluView. CDC also is required to report all cases of human infection with novel influenza viruses (which would include variant viruses) to the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of the International Health Regulations (IHR). The IHR is an international legal instrument entered into force in 2007 with the goal of helping the international community prevent and respond to public health risks with potential global impact. The IHR requires countries to report certain disease outbreaks and public health events, including any confirmed case of human infection with a "novel" (non-human) influenza virus.‬‬


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Reference: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/swineflu/influenza-in-swine.htm