Swedish farmers contracted swine flu
TT/The Local · 22 Oct 2014, 08:34
Published: 22 Oct 2014 08:34 GMT+02:00
She added that this particular flu strain (a variant of H1N2) was not among the most dangerous but said that monitoring the virus remained extremely important, because other mild viruses have gone on to cause epidemics.
The swine flu discovery was made thanks to a new gene mapping technique being tested by the agency, which also intends to use it in its monitoring of seasonal flu this winter.
The technique helps to detect influenza at an early stage. The agency hopes that this will assist research and reveal types of flu not currently covered by the standard seasonal vaccine that is currently available for people in Sweden who are seen to be most at risk from the virus, such as pensioners, children and those with breathing problems.