Preventing zoonotic influenza virus infection

Alejandro Ramirez, Ana W. Capuano, Debbie A. Wellman, Kelly A. Lesher, Sharon F. Setterquist, Gregory C. Gray

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Abstract

We evaluated 49 swine industry workers and 79 non-exposed controls for antibodies to swine influenza viruses. Multivariate modeling showed that workers who seldom used gloves (odds ratio [OR] 30.3) or who smoked (OR 18.7) most frequently had evidence of previous H1N1 swine virus. These findings may be valuable in planning for pandemic influenza.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)997-1000
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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