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Influenza A H3N2v Detected in Michigan
September 4, 2013 —  [Hum.H.]
The Michigan Departments of Community Health (MDCH), and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), along with the Berrien County Health Department (BCHD) have identified two cases of an H3N2 variant...

CDC Researchers Highlight Lessons Learned from H3N2v, July 2011-April 2012
July 17, 2013 —  [Hum.H.]
Findings from a number of CDC studies related to H3N2v were recently released in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. These epidemiologic and modeling studies look back at the first cases of...

First H3N2v Outbreak of 2013 Reported; CDC Continues to Urge High Risk People to Avoid Swine at Fairs
July 3, 2013 —  [Hum.H.]
The first cases of H3N2 variant virus infection for 2013 were reported this week. H3N2 variant virus, or “H3N2v,” is a non-human influenza virus that normally circulates in pigs but which has...

Strain of MRSA Associated with Animal Husbandry Prevalent among Veterinarians [Europe]
June 12, 2013 —  [Hum.H.]
A specific type of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus - CC398 - is especially prevalent among veterinarians, and the infection seems to persist for prolonged periods, according to study...

CDC Influenza Update
September 12, 2012 —  [Hum.H.]
From July 12 through September 6, 2012, a total of 296 infections with influenza A (H3N2) variant (H3N2v) viruses have been reported from ten states. This is an increase of 8 over last week’s report....

H3N2 Influenza Virus Raises New Concerns
September 5, 2012 —  [Hum.H.]
As of Aug. 31, 289 cases of H3N2v flu virus have been reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since July 2012. Fifteen people have been hospitalized and one person has...

H3N2v Update: New Cases Reported, Limited Person-to-Person Transmission Detected [edited]
August 29, 2012 —  [Hum.H.]
As of the latest official report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dated August 24, 2012, 52 additional cases of H3N2v are being reported, bringing the total number of such...

Variant H3N2 Spreads to Three More States
August 22, 2012 —  [Hum.H.]
Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin have confirmed their 1st novel H3N2 (H3N2v) cases linked to contact with pigs, especially at fairs, this summer [2012], as the national total has grown to 230...

Additional Cases of H3N2v Influenza Reported
August 15, 2012 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
As of August 10, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting human cases of influenza A (H3N2) variant (H3N2v) in 4 states. To date, all of the reported cases of the H3N2v...

Outbreak of Influenza A (H3N2) Virus Among Persons and Swine at a County Fair - Indiana, July 2012
August 1, 2012 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
During July 12-16, 2012, the Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Board of Animal Health identified respiratory illness among swine and persons at a county fair held July 8-14. On July...

CDC Confirms Detection of A Different Influenza A Variant Virus
December 28, 2011 —  [Hum.H.]
An influenza A (H1N1) virus that is known to circulate in U.S. swine but not humans has been detected in an adult in the state of Wisconsin. The patient reported occupational contact with swine prior...

Novel Influenza-A Cases Identified in Pennsylvania and Indiana
September 7, 2011 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
The Pennsylvania departments of Health and Agriculture are reporting three recent cases of a novel influenza A virus that have been linked to an agricultural fair in southwestern Pennsylvania. This...

Respiratory Issues in Beef and Pork Production: Recommendations from an Expert Panel
March 2, 2011 —  [Hum.H.]
This paper summarizes "Respiratory Issues in Confined Feeding Operations," a panel discussion at the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America/National Institute for Occupational...

Respiratory Issues in Beef and Pork Production: Recommendations from an Expert Panel
January 14, 2011 —  [Hum.H.]
This paper summarizes "Respiratory Issues in Confined Feeding Operations," a panel discussion at the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America/National Institute for Occupational...

WHO Declares End to H1N1 Pandemic Alert
August 11, 2010 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan announced on August 10 that the world is no longer under an H1N1 pandemic alert and is entering the post-pandemic period. Members...

OSHA Publishes Recommendations on Swine Worker Protection from Influenza
June 16, 2010 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a Fact Sheet, entitled Influenza in Workers and Pigs: Guidance for Commercial Swine Farmers and Pork Producers, and QuickCard...

OSHA Publishes H1N1 Fact Sheet for Swine Workers
December 30, 2009 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published a Fact Sheet offering worker health and safety guidance to employers who operate swine farms and pork production facilities...

Evidence Shows H1N1 Prefers People Rather than Animals
December 2, 2009 —  [Hum.H.]
The Ontario Veterinary College says patterns of infection indicate that, although H1N1 influenza is capable of infecting multiple species, it clearly prefers people to animals. Influenza viruses...

CDC: H1N1 Recommendations for Swine Farm Workers
November 4, 2009 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted recommendations to minimize the risk of H1N1 virus transmission from people to pigs and pigs to people.The recommendations,...

Government of Canada Identifies New Strain of Influenza in Hog Farm Workers
July 8, 2009 —  [Hum.H.]
The Government of Canada is working closely with the Province of Saskatchewan to assess the public health risk from a new strain of influenza that has been detected in the province. The new strain...

WHO Declares H1N1 Pandemic
June 11, 2009 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a pandemic declaration following the global emergence of a novel influenza A virus in the human population. Based on consultations with expert...

Flu? Don't Blame the Pig
May 11, 2009 —  [Hum.H.]
H1N1, the so-called swine flu, probably came together thanks to a few unwitting human jet-setters, scientists say. It looked like an open-and-shut case. More than half the genes in the H1N1 virus...

USDA Issues SIV Statement and Requests Case Reports
April 26, 2009 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack issued a statement expressing his concern regarding the recent swine influenza outbreak and reassured the public that pork continues to be safe to eat. In...

Human cases of SIV – Update (4/24/09)
April 24, 2009 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
As you have probably read (7 Human SIV Cases Confirmed and Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Infection in Two Children with No Swine Exposure), the CDC has now identified 8 cases of swine influenza in people...

7 Human SIV Cases Confirmed
April 23, 2009 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that seven cases of human exposure to swine influenza virus (SIV) have now been confirmed in the U.S. All of the affected people have...

Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Infection in Two Children with No Swine Exposure
April 22, 2009 —  [Hum.H.]
On April 17, 2009, CDC determined that two cases of febrile respiratory illness occurring in children who resided in adjacent counties in southern California were caused by infection with a swine...

Facing Pandemic Influenza Threats: The Importance of including Poultry and Swine Workers in Preparedness Plans
March 24, 2009 —  [Hum.H.]
Recent research has shown that poultry and swine workers, especially those with intense exposures, are at increased risk of zoonotic influenza virus infections. In multiple studies, US poultry...

Study Finds MRSA in U.S. Swine and Farm Workers
January 28, 2009 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
Researchers led by an investigator from the University of Iowa College of Public Health have reported finding methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in pigs and farm workers in the U.S. ...

South Dakota Reports Case of Swine Flu
January 15, 2009 —  [Hum.H.]
South Dakota has reported a case of swine flu in a human, a 19-year-old South Dakota State University student. The individual was ill five weeks ago and a specimen was collected December 4, 2008. The...

Human Case of Swine Influenza in Texas
November 26, 2008 — Harry Snelson [Hum.H.]
According to a news article from the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has been...

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