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Swine Influenza

  • Jürgen A. Richt
  • Richard J. Webby
  • Provides contemporary reviews of research on Swine Influenza Virus

  • Covers the critical area of vaccination and antiviral drugs against SIV

  • Written by leading experts in SIV infection


Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 370)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Stephan Pleschka
    Pages 1-20
  3. Stacey Schultz-Cherry, Christopher W. Olsen, Bernard C. Easterday
    Pages 21-27
  4. Roland Zell, Christoph Scholtissek, Stephan Ludwig
    Pages 29-55
  5. Huachen Zhu, Richard Webby, Tommy T. Y. Lam, David K. Smith, Joseph S. M. Peiris, Yi Guan
    Pages 57-68
  6. Susan Detmer, Marie Gramer, Sagar Goyal, Montserrat Torremorell, Jerry Torrison
    Pages 85-112
  7. Alessio Lorusso, Amy L. Vincent, Marie R. Gramer, Kelly M. Lager, Janice R. Ciacci-Zanella
    Pages 113-131
  8. Young-Ki Choi, Philippe Noriel Q. Pascua, Min-Suk Song
    Pages 147-172
  9. Whitney S. Krueger, Gregory C. Gray
    Pages 201-225
  10. Hadi M. Yassine, Chang-Won Lee, Yehia M. Saif
    Pages 227-240
  11. Elena A. Govorkova, Jonathan A. McCullers
    Pages 273-300
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 301-303

About this book


The central role which swine have played in the ecology of influenza is set out in this book in 15 chapters within a comprehensive international framework. The result is a ‘One Health’ perspective on the role of swine influenza viruses (SIVs) at the animal-human-environmental interface.  The epidemiology of swine influenza worldwide is now of exceptional importance with the pig potentially acting as a “mixing vessel” where both avian and human influenza viruses can undergo genetic reassortment resulting in the creation of novel viruses that can cross species barriers.

The genetic features of SIVs with either limited or efficient spread to and between humans are largely unknown, but the host range barrier between human and swine highlights the fact that adaptation of a virus in one mammalian host does not necessarily mean that it is well adapted to replication in another. However, in 2012 zoonotic transmission of SIV (both H3N2 and H1N2 subtypes) containing the matrix gene from the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus was reported. These strains appeared to be able to spread more easily from pigs to people than other influenza viruses of swine. Therefore, this multifaceted book has assumed greater significance. Clearly, the dynamic nature and the national and international complexity of SIVs pose challenges for the swine industry as a recurring respiratory disease in swine, and also for public health as a continuing source of zoonotic infection. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen A. Richt
    • 1
  • Richard J. Webby
    • 2
  1. 1.Science and Techn. Ctr. of Excellence, College of Veterinary MedicineKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Infectious Diseases (ID), Div. VirologySt. Jude Children's Research HospitalMemphisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Swine Influenza
  • Editors Jürgen A. Richt
    Richard J. Webby
  • Series Title Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-36870-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-43986-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-36871-4
  • Series ISSN 0070-217X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 303
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Virology
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