IAV-S Mutation risk of a persistent year-round infection
“People coming into the herd should at least have a vaccination against influenza”
Influenza A virus (IAV-S) can occur constantly within a swine herd, all year round, warns Dr. Pia Ryt-Hansen in Denmark. This persistence provides an ideal environment for the virus to change. A particular risk would arise if visitors or farm staff introduced seasonal strains of human influenza virus.
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