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Monday, November 30, 2009 11:50
H1N1 vaccine is used in pigs
The only available vaccine against H1N1 virus was sent to vaccinate an infected herd. This is the first time a herd diagnosed with the flu will be vaccinated.


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Professor of Veterinary, State University of Iowa, Hank Harris, developed the vaccine and tested this summer preventive doses of pig producers in the state, Kansas and Illinois for several weeks.

The latest vaccines were sent to pig farmers in Indiana, who diagnosed H1N1 in his flock. "This is the first time we had a confirmed diagnosis and the farmer wanted to vaccinate their animals," said Harris. "We have about 20,000 doses and 11,000 must be sent later."

Vaccination of a flock that has already been infected should have some effect on the virus, but Harris is not sure how. Vaccine teacher was revised and published recently in the online journal PLoS Current Influenza. "It is not uncommon to use vaccination in what we call 'the face of the virus,'" he said. "Producers realize that the virus spreads slowly and want to vaccinate the entire herd."

Harris believes that vaccination in Indiana can be an example for producers in other countries. "From the time the animals get sick and have the diagnosis confirmed, more farmers may want to vaccinate," he said.

The professor believes that pigs Indiana acquired the virus from the workers themselves. "It is a statement that probably never know for sure. The story is that the virus can be transmitted from pigs to people easily," he says.

The vaccine is being manufactured by the University of Iowa and the companies of the teacher, Harrisvaccines, Inc. d / b / a SirrahBios, Inc.

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