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What Measures Will Minimize Influenza Transmission at Swine Exhibitions?

Measures to Minimize Influenza Transmission at Swine Exhibitions - Dr. Bret D. Marsh, State Veterinarian, Indiana State Board of Animal Health, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Bret Marsh presents the 2012 H3N2 influenza virus events and looks ahead to 2013. Dr. Marsh provides a timeline from the 2012 state and county fairs activity. He then makes several recommendations for fair management to take on for 2013.

Included are new procedures on vaccinations, shortening the length of stay, and put in place new monitoring steps. Additionally there are changes on human actions, including adding hand washing stations, expanding signage, and discouraging humans sleeping in the animal areas.

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