Cases of swine influenza in humans: a review of the literature.

  title={Cases of swine influenza in humans: a review of the literature.},
  author={Kendall P. Myers and Christopher W. Olsen and Gregory C Gray},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={44 8},
As the threat of a pandemic looms, improvement in our understanding of interspecies transmission of influenza is necessary. Using the search terms "swine," "influenza," and "human," we searched the PubMed database in April 2006 to identify publications describing symptomatic infections of humans with influenza viruses of swine origin. From these reports, we extracted data regarding demographic characteristics, epidemiological investigations, and laboratory results. We found 50 cases of apparent… CONTINUE READING
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