Studies: Pigs look healthy but test positive for flu at fairs; flu transmission seen between pigs and humans

Veterinary researchers at Ohio State have published two new studies showing flu transmission between pigs and humans.  Andrew Bowman, a Ph.D. candidate in veterinary preventive medicine is lead author of the studies published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Emerging Microbes & Infections. Richard Slemons, professor of veterinary preventive medicine, is senior author of both studies.  Other co-authors of both papers included Jacqueline Nolting and Sarah Nelson of Ohio State‚Äôs Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Ohio State Research News provides more information:

http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/fairflu.htm