Protocol for a scoping review of Influenza A viruses infecting swine or directly related to swine
Influenza A viruses are endemic in swine populations, a global zoonotic concern, and associated with economically significant disease in food animal production. Global partnerships (Star-IDAZ 2014, USDA 2014, European Food Safety Authority 2015, WHO 2017) have conducted gap analyses on Animal Influenza Research and set research agendas for various species. To date, however, an explicit inventory of the broad areas of accumulated research on Influenza A viruses in swine or directly related to swine (IAV-S), constructed in compliance with syntheses standards for literature mapping (Arksey and O’Malley 2005), is not available.
In particular, a baseline descriptive categorization of the available body of evidence on priority components of infectious disease control and management research, once available to stakeholders at all levels of swine production, may facilitate, communication, innovation, acceptance, and compliance with investigative and intervention strategies over broad geopolitical areas (Morris 2015).