Information for Pork Producers and People Who Work With or Raise Pigs
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. The links below offer information about swine influenza for pork producers and people who work with or raise pigs.
For information about 2009 H1N1 influenza (initially referred to as “swine flu” when it was first detected), visit the archived CDC 2009 H1N1 Flu website.
- What People Who Raise Pigs Need To Know About Influenza (Flu)
- What People Who Raise Pigs Need To Know About Influenza (Flu) [635 KB, 4 pages]
- CDC Interim Guidance for Workers who are Employed at Commercial Swine Farms: Preventing the Spread of Influenza A Viruses
- Measures to Minimize Influenza Transmission at Swine Exhibitions, 2014 [189 KB, 6 pages]
- 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]
- Page last reviewed: December 22, 2011
- Page last updated: August 23, 2016
- Content source:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
- Page maintained by: Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Digital Media Branch, Division of Public Affairs