Dr. Andrew Bowman with the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is conducting a multi-state study testing for flu among pigs at fairs as swine infected with a flu virus were confirmed at two recent county fairs in Ohio. His research team has found that one out of every four fairs attended every year has at least one pig infected with the Influenza A Virus Infecting Swine (IAV-S). Some of the infected pigs don’t show clinical signs of the illness when they’re tested, and the influenza A virus can infect pigs as well as other animals and people. When one case is discovered at a fair, more often than not, several cases are found at the same location.
Read more information about Dr. Bowman's research on the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) news releases website at https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/researcher-studying-agriculture-fairs-and-flu-among-pigs.