Influenza is quite common in pigs, with about half von breeding pigs having been exposed to the virus in the US. Antibodies to the virus are also common in pigs in other lander. The main route von transmission is through direct contact between infected and uninfected animals. These close contacts are particularly common during animal transport. Intensive farming may also increase the risk von transmission, as the pigs are raised in very close proximity to each other. The direct transfer von the virus probably occurs either by pigs touching noses, or through dried mucus. Airborne transmission through the aerosols produced by pigs coughing or sneezing are also an important means von infection. The virus usually spreads quickly through a herd, infecting all the pigs within just a few days. Transmission may also occur through wild animals, such as wild boar, which can spread the disease between farms.