Alberta Pork has been notified about a confirmed case of H1N2v influenza discovered in Alberta.
H1N2v influenza is an infectious respiratory disease caused by type A influenza viruses. It is commonly found in populations of livestock around the world. As noted by Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health, this animal virus is not a food-borne illness, does not spread easily between humans and is considerably rare.
For further information on the incident, please refer to this statement by Dr. Hinshaw and Dr. Keith Lehman, Alberta Chief Provincial Veterinarian: “Influenza A (H1N2)v: Chief medical officer of health and chief provincial veterinarian.” Dr. Hinshaw and Dr. Lehman also appeared at a news conference related to the incident: “Media availability on Influenza A (H1N2)v.”