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Hector Argüello-Rodríguez

Hector Argüello-Rodríguez, DVM, Ph.D., is a researcher at the Genomic and Animal Biotechnology Laboratory, University of Córdoba, Spain. Contact e-mail:


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Strategies to protect pig herds from swine influenza

Swine influenza is an important disease for the pork sector considering the risk of transmission to humans, as was demonstrated in the pandemic of 2009 with swine origin.
The swine influenza virus affects pigs with clear clinical signs in acute outbreaks. It also has an impact on the herd productivity when the disease becomes endemic.
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