The role of swine in the generation of novel influenza viruses.

@article{Ma2009TheRO,
  title={The role of swine in the generation of novel influenza viruses.},
  author={Wenjun Ma and Kelly M. Lager and Amy L. Vincent and Bruce H. Janke and Marie Ren{\'e} Gramer and Juergen A. Richt},
  journal={Zoonoses and public health},
  year={2009},
  volume={56 6-7},
  pages={326-37}
}
The ecology of influenza A viruses is very complicated involving multiple host species and viral genes. Avian species have variable susceptibility to influenza A viruses with wild aquatic birds being the reservoir for this group of pathogens. Occasionally, influenza A viruses are transmitted to mammals from avian species, which can lead to the development of human pandemic strains by direct or indirect transmission to man. Because swine are also susceptible to infection with avian and human… CONTINUE READING