Swine Influenza in Sri Lanka
Published Date:Mar 2013
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 19(3):481-484.
Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
Influenza A Virus, H3N2 Subtype
Respiratory Tract Infections
Description:To study influenza viruses in pigs in Sri Lanka, we examined samples from pigs at slaughterhouses. Influenza (H3N2) and A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses were prevalent during 2004-2005 and 2009-2012, respectively. Genetic and epidemiologic analyses of human and swine influenza viruses indicated 2 events of A(H1N1)pdm09 virus spillover from humans to pigs.
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