This is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website.
This week, we are sharing a study from Dr. Andres Diaz and the Torremorell lab.
- The diversity of influenza A viruses in growing pigs is dynamic
- Influenza A viruses can replicate as a swarm of viruses that are identical, closely related to each other (>99%), or clearly distinct (H1 vs. H3 subtypes)
- Influenza A viruses of the same genotype can re-infect pigs within a short period of time.