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SwineCast 0423, At The Meeting Looks At H1N1

Posted: June 2, 2009, by SwineCast

SwineCast 0423
  • Dr Bob Morrison's 'At The Meeting' group discusses the science behind H1N1 and industry issues around the illness

    Are we in the midst of a pandemic scare? How does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rationalize herd quarantines and movement restrictions? What preventative measures can you take?

    The genes responsible for naming the influenza virus are explained by Marie Gramer, diagnostician with the University of Minnesota Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM), and Harry Nelson, Director of Communications with the American Association of Swine Practitioners.

    According to Gramer, the disease’s name comes from the emergent pathway of the pig, in part, due to its DNA fingerprint. But, is it evolving and why is the pig labeled as the mixing vesicle?

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