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H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) Information

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 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Facts and Information

 

Purdue Agriculture H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) News

Wrongly Named H1N1 Has Unexpected Consequences

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Purdue researcher starts work on 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine

Using a method he developed for the H5N1 bird flu, Purdue University researcher Suresh Mittal believes he will be able to create a vaccine that will work against the 2009 H1N1 flu strain and its variants. - Read More

Ag economist: Pork industry taking hit from 'swine' flu

It could take weeks - or longer - before U.S. pork producers recover from export restrictions tied to a worldwide influenza outbreak, said a Purdue University agricultural economist. - Read More

Maintaining herd health in Ohio pigs amid swine flu outbreaks

Ohio swine producers follow diligent swine production practices to prevent the introduction of disease-causing organisms in their herds. For consumers concerned about the recent swine influenza outbreaks and their impacts on pork safety, understanding such intensive protocols is important. - Read More

Purdue expert: Swine flu has no connection to today's pigs

No pigs have been found with swine flu (H1N1) - only humans - but pork producers need to take precautionary measures to protect their herds from being infected with any flu virus, said a Purdue University veterinarian. - Read More

Consumers can eat pork with no concern for swine flu

Shoppers should not shy away from pork products over concerns regarding reports of swine flu across the country, said Purdue University experts. - Read More

Purdue monitors swine flu, issues precautionary reminders

In response to a serious new flu strain that began in Mexico, Purdue University on Monday (April 27) urged faculty, staff and students to take precautions against the spread of the communicable disease and avoid travel to infected areas. - Read More

Human cases of H1N1 influenza or swine flu have been identified in the United States, including Indiana. It is a new strain of flu that consists of a mixture of genetic material from swine, avian and human influenza viruses. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there is no evidence at this time that swine in the United States are infected with this virus strain. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the USDA have indicated that influenza is not passed through food, and that pork is safe to eat. The World Organization for Animal Health has suggested calling it the North American Influenza.  Provided are links to information regarding H1N1 flu.

Information Resources

Center for Disease Control

Purdue Extension Disaster Education Network

Extension Disaster Education Network

Indiana Board of Animal Health

Indiana State Department of Agriculture

Indiana State Department of Health

Purdue University - General Information

Purdue University - School of Veterinary Medicine

USDA - H1N1 Flu

World Health Organization

 

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Animal Exposure Awareness

Purdue University - School of Veterinary Medicine H1N1 Fact Sheet

World Health Organization

Additional Information

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