Guidance Documents Related to Preventing the Spread of Influenza A Viruses
Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that regularly cause outbreaks of influenza in pigs. Swine flu viruses do not normally infect humans. However, sporadic human infections with swine flu have occurred. When this happens, these viruses are called "variant viruses." The links below provide guidance related to preventing the spread of influenza A viruses in specific settings.
Note: Guidance related specifically to an H3N2 variant virus is available at Information on H3N2 Influenza A Viruses.
Guidance for Pork Producers and People Who Work With or Raise Pigs
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Influenza in Workers and Pigs: Guidance for Commercial Swine Farmers and Pork Producers [1.6 MB, 2 pages]
- National Pork Board Public Health Fact Sheet: Influenza: Pigs, People and Public Health (2004) [478 KB, 4 pages]
Guidance for the Public
- Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings, 2011 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Publication
- Compendium of Measures To Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings, 2005 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Publication
- Page last reviewed: January 4, 2012
- Page last updated: August 1, 2012
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