ARCHIVE: Swine flu (Swine influenza): Latest situation

Swine flu (swine influenza) is a disease of pigs caused by a virus (influenza virus). Influenza viruses exist as various types and the most common type found in pigs is Type A. The virus is present in all pig producing countries, including the UK. Type A strains can also infect other species, including people, although the strains of virus involved are usually different.

15 February 2010

  • On the 12th February the first case of pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza virus in pigs in Scotland was confirmed, bringing the UK total to 11.

22 December 2009

  • A seventh case of pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza virus in pigs has today been confirmed in the UK.

 

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