Swine Influenza Surveillance in the Southeast Asia
Takehiko Saito*,**,***, Nobuhiro Takemae*,**, Haruka Abe**,
and Yuko Uchida*,**
*Influenza and Prion Research Center, National Institute of Animal Health, 3-1-5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0856, Japan
**Zoonotic Disease Collaboration Center, Bangkok, Thailand
***United Graduate School of Veterinary Science, Gifu University, Yanagido, Gifu, Japan
We have been studying the swine influenza virus (SIV) in Thailand since 2005, followed by a study in Vietnam starting in 2010. We actively survey pig farms in both countries to isolate viruses, collecting nasal swabs mainly from clinically healthy pigs. Our results demonstrate the genetic diversity of the SIV in both countries and help fill gaps in knowledge in global molecular SIV epidemiology.
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