Swine influenza

Viral Diseases

Animals Involved

Usually in pigs; also turkeys; can infect mink, ferrets

Known Distributions

Worldwide

Probable Means of Spreading

Usually by contact with infected animals; swine influenza viruses occur in respiratory secretions

Clinical Manifestations in People

Seems to resemble human influenza; severity of disease varies; fatal cases have been reported uncommonly

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See Also:

Avian Influenza

Viral Diseases