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In 2016, a total of 18 human infections with influenza A(H3N2) virus occurred after exposure to influenza-infected swine at 7 agricultural fairs. Sixteen of these cases were the result of infection by a reassorted virus with increasing prevalence among US swine containing a hemagglutinin gene from 2010-11 human seasonal H3N2 strains.
Dear Editor, Swine are considered an important host of influenza A virus (IAV), allowing for rapid reassortment that can produce novel viruses leading to human infections resulting in outbreaks and pandemics.1 Therefore, zoonotic transmission of IAV creates a major public health threat. A small portion of the United States swine population (~1.5%) is raised… (More)