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Key Facts About Swine Influenza

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 cause high levels of illness and low death rates in pigs. Swine influenza viruses may circulate among swine throughout the year, but most outbreaks occur during the late fall and winter months similar to outbreaks in humans. The classical swine flu virus (an influenza type A H1N1 virus) was first isolated from a pig in 1930.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-06-03 12:15:19
Description 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 cause high levels of illness and low death rates in pigs. Swine influenza viruses may circulate among swine throughout the year, but most outbreaks occur during the late fall and winter months similar to outbreaks in humans. The classical swine flu virus (an influenza type A H1N1 virus) was first isolated from a pig in 1930.
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Source Centers for Disease Control
Keyword Influenza, Flu, Swine flu, Pigs, Virus mutation, Viruses, Infectious diseases
Date Of Record Creation 2009-06-03 12:11:47
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Date Last Modified 2009-09-15 16:08:26
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-06-03 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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