Epidemiological update: H3N2v cases in Ohio, US, 4 September 2014
In August 2014, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported two laboratory-confirmed human infections with a A(H3N2) variant influenza virus of swine origin A(H3N2)v in Ohio, USA.
Joint scientific opinion assesses the likelihood of swine-origin influenza A(H3N2) in the EU as low
The joint scientific opinion by three EU agencies assesses and advises on the possible risks posed by influenza A(H3N2)v virus for animal health and the potential implications for animal and human health.
Influenza A (H3N2)v Virus in Humans and Swine in the United States – an update
A report in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) MMWR this week describes the investigation of mild respiratory illness among swine and people at a county fair in Indiana, USA between 8 and 14 July 2012. This is an important report as it is very clearly documents simultaneous detection of H3N2v influenza viruses in humans and swine in close contact.
True swine influenza in humans: recent different findings in the United States and Europe (Germany)
This report describes the investigation of two cases of febrile respiratory illness caused by swine influenza A (H3N2) viruses identified on the 19th and the 26th August 2011 in two different states in the US (Indiana and Pennsylvania).
Research commissioned during the 2009 Pandemic – three themed reports from the UK
A number of countries in Europe and elsewhere rapidly commissioned influenza researc h that was undertaken during the 2009 pandemic or subsequently.
Influenza A(H1N1) - The origin of the new Influenza A (H1N1)-swl and its antigenic properties
An article containing a precise analysis of the genetic history and basic antigenic properties of the new Influenza A(H1N1)-swl virus spreading different parts of the world has recently appeared in the Journal Scienceexpress.
Swine influenza A(H1N1) in the US and Mexico – Update
In its most recent communication on 25April, the United States CDC in Atlanta confirmed eight cases of an infection with a novel swine influenza A(H1N1) virus in two US states (California and Texas). These cases have presented with mild flu-like symptoms between the end of March and mid-April and all have fully recovered.