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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Animal diseases

Swine flu: a challenge for livestock and human health

Published on 28/10/2020

Keywords : Swine influenza, H1N1 (Swine), Zoonosis, Animal diseases

Swine flu is a viral respiratory disease frequently occurring on French pig farms. It is usually benign but can be exacerbated or recur within a farm, generating major health problems and economic losses. These viruses have zoonotic potential (they can be transmitted to humans). The Agency’s activities dealing with these viruses are broken down into several levels of action and expertise – reference work, epidemiological surveillance, and research – providing input for expert appraisals.

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