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Swine influenza

Swine Iinfluenza is a very important disease because it produces a great economic impact and it is a zoonosis.

Swine play a very important role as reservoirs for the diversity and pandemic threats of influenza A viruses.

In the context of the prevention and control of swine flu it is important to adopt protection measures in the interaction between people and pigs, especially if the person is suffering from flu symptoms. The main objective of the control measures for swine flu is to minimize the economic impact of the disease and its incidence on the farm.

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Animal Viruses: Their Transmission and the Diseases They Produce

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