How is influenza prevented among poultry and swine workers?

Updated: Apr 23, 2019
  • Author: Hien H Nguyen, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Some data from animal studies suggest that the standard inactivated influenza vaccine may confer partial immunity toward avian influenza. [73] Accordingly, it has been recommended that poultry workers receive annual influenza vaccinations to prevent illness and to prevent viral reassortment through simultaneous infection with the 2 types of influenza. [74] Similarly, vaccination of swine workers against seasonal influenza may help prevent cross-species sharing of influenza viruses and the origination of novel reassortant viruses. [75]


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