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More vigilance needed for variant  swine influenza virus

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THE monitoring of strains of influenza virus circulating in pigs in the EU should be strengthened to ensure the prompt detection of any introduction of a virus variant from the USA.

This is a recommendation made by the Animal Health and Welfare Panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in a recently published scientific opinion on the possible risks posed by the H3N2v …

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