Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Swine Flu in Swine: Flu Could Worsen; Industry at Risk

Swine Flu in Swine: Flu Could Worsen; Industry at Risk
by John Roach
National Geographic News
October 14, 2009 Link to full article below

The United States pork industry has already been battered by the false perception that pork can transmit swine flu. And now farmers are bracing for the first reported transmission of the virus to a U.S. pig, which at this point seems inevitable, experts say.

Beyond the economic impact, experts warn that, if transmitted to pigs, swine flu could quickly mutate into a more dangerous strain, given the crowded conditions at many industrial hog farms.

To read the full article: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/10/091014-swine-flu-pork-safe-pigs.html?source=email_gg_20091021

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