The macroscopic and microscopic lung lesions in pigs infected with H1N1 SwIV. (A) Pigs were PBS-mock infected or infected with H1N1 SwIV. On PID 3 and 7, extensive areas of macroscopic lesions of lungs tissues were observed in lungs of virus-infected pigs. (B) Hematoxylin- and eosin-stained sections of lungs from control pigs and the pigs infected with H1N1 SwIV. The microscopic lesions of lung tissues collected on PID 3 and 7 showed acute pneumonia with pathological changes: alveolar wall thickening, bleeding, debris in the lumen, and the accumulation of inflammatory cells, indicated by an arrow (panel ii and iii). The lungs of PBS-mock infected pigs showed normal bronchial epithelial lining and absence of inflammatory cells (panel i).
Li et al. BMC Genomics 2011 12:398 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-398