Bidirectional Human-Swine Transmission of Seasonal Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 Virus in Pig Herd, France, 2018

In 2018, a veterinarian became sick shortly after swabbing sows exhibiting respiratory syndrome on a farm in France. Epidemiologic data and genetic analyses revealed consecutive human-to-swine and swine-to-human influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus transmission, which occurred despite some biosecurity measures. Providing pig industry workers the annual influenza vaccine might reduce transmission risk.

Chastagner A, Enouf V, Peroz D, Hervé S, Lucas P, Quéguiner S, Gorin S, Beven V, Behillil S, Leneveu P, Garin E, Blanchard Y, van der Werf S, Simon G. Bidirectional human-swine transmission of seasonal influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus in pig derd, France, 2018. Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Oct. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2510.190068