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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Bioaerosol Sampling for Airborne Virus Surveillance in Swine Facilities

Reprinted as posted on UMN Swine Disease Eradication Center's Swine in Minnesota blog.

Bioaerosol sampling refers to the methods by which one is able to collect the particles of biological origin (microbial, animal, or plant) in the air. This is useful information in swine production because many economically important pathogens can be transmitted by air from one farm to the next. Seventy-three scientific reports were included in this review published in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science. The information regarding the presence of viruses in the air around swine settings is limited but their findings has been compiled in the figure below. Overall, bioaerosol sampling could be a promising way to conduct non-invasive viral surveillance among swine farms. Continue reading.

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