Barnsley, United Kingdom, May 03, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Swine influenza, or “swine flu”, is a highly contagious acute respiratory disease of pigs, caused by one of several swine influenza A viruses. Morbidity tends to be high and mortality low (1-4%). The virus is spread among pigs by aerosols and direct and indirect contact, and asymptomatic carrier pigs exist. Outbreaks in pigs occur year round, with an increased incidence in the fall and winter in temperate zones. Many countries routinely vaccinate swine populations against swine influenza.
Swine influenza viruses are most commonly of the H1N1 subtype, but other subtypes are also circulating in pigs (e.g., H1N2, H3N1, H3N2). Pigs can also be infected with avian influenza viruses and human seasonal influenza viruses as well as swine influenza viruses. The H3N2 swine virus was thought to have been originally introduced into pigs by humans. Sometimes pigs can be infected with more than one virus type at a time, which can allow the genes from these viruses to mix. This can result in an influenza virus containing genes from a number of sources, called a "reassortant" virus. Although swine influenza viruses are normally species specific and only infect pigs, they do sometimes cross the species barrier to cause disease in humans.
Virusolve+ from Amity has been tested and found to be effective against Parainfluenza, Avian Influenza & Influenza A (H3N2).
Swine Flu is a mutation of Influenza A. Hence we would expect Virusolve+ to be effective against H1N1 (Swine influenza).
Amity has geared up to respond to any emergency situation globally.
Amity’s Technical Director / CEO Ram Singh said "Amity has increased stock levels in the UK and our distributors around the world are carrying more stock to help decontaminate surfaces and the environment to prevent the spread of swine flu and help save lives in a potential pandemic situation."
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