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Swine influenza

Swine influenza (also called pig influenza, swine flu, hog flu and pig flu) is an infection by any one of several types of swine influenza virus. Swine influenza virus (SIV) or S-OIV (swine-origin influenza virus) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs. As of 2009, the known SIV strains include influenza C and the subtypes of influenza A known as H1N1, H1N2, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3. Read More

Articles About Swine influenza

Black Death and Bubonic Plagues May Return to Cause Modern Day Outbreaks Killing People in 24 Hours

By IBTimes AU

Scientists are not just scared of how Avian, Swine influenza, and HIV/AIDS can bring out harm today. They fear that two deadliest plagues from the past have been connected and have the potential to return which may kill people within 24 hours if mutated as airborne infection. (Jan 27)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, INDIA, AIDS, INFECTION

Global Meat Production and Consumption Continue to Rise

By My Green Australia

Global meat production and consumption have increased rapidly in recent decades, with harmful effects on the environment and public health as well as on the economy, according to research done by Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet project for Vital Signs Online. (Nov 06, 2011)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, ANTIBIOTIC, AVIAN INFLUENZA, H5N1, CANCER

Time for a Flu-shot in the Arm to Keep You Kicking

By IBTimes

It can appear that it is too early to take the flu-shot but experts have announced that it should be taken as soon as possible. The bulk of the immunizations should be arriving in most area doctors' offices in the next couple weeks. (Sep 05, 2011)

MORE TOPICS: PENNSYLVANIA, SWINE FLU

New Swine Flu Strain Infects Two Kids in U.S.

By IBTimes

Federal and state health officials have said that a new swine flu strain recently sickened two pre-school children in Pennsylvania and Indiana, but they cautioned that the cases appeared to be isolated. (Sep 04, 2011)

MORE TOPICS: PENNSYLVANIA, SWINE FLU, HUMAN FLU

"Miracle Drug" Said to Treat 15 Viruses in Human and Animal Cells

By IBTimes

A new broad-spectrum antiviral drug can cure 15 different virus strains in 11 mammalian cells including humans, a new research indicates. (Aug 22, 2011)

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