Humans and Animals at State Fairs

Do not Lick The AnimalsDon't Lick The Animals Dr. Joni Scheftel provides a public health perspective on the influenza A virus and the human-interface. Dr. Scheftel notes that up until 2012, the occurrence of influenza A virus (swine influenza) in humans was quite rare. But in 2012 the U.S. cases of variant influenza A jumped to 306 from 14 in 2011. Dr. Scheftel concludes with information on action steps taken in 2013 to educate people in Minnesota about exposure to pigs through out the year, like at fairs and live markets.