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H1N1 Flu - Swine Flu - Pig Flu

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Swine flu attacks PIG for the 1st Time!

On May 2, Saturday, swine flu was discovered for the first time in pigs. WHO officials reported on the organization's Web site that the virus had been detected in sick pigs on a farm in Alberta, Canada.

Until now, it was not researched whether the virus could infect pigs, even though its genetic makeup clearly points to its having originated in that animal.

However, in this case a human appears to have infected the livestock, not the other way around, the WHO reported. A worker on the farm had traveled to Mexico, come back to Canada and fallen ill. The swine are now under quarantine. ....

Should this disease now change name as Human Flu to Swine ?

1 comment:

  1. Yes. The term "swine flu" is misleading. It causes most people to believe that the flu originates from pigs.

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