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Pig flu

As the spread of the deadly Pig Flu virus speeds up in Mexico and starts entering other countries such as the United States, New Zealand, Canada, and Israel, countries are taking necessary precautions to prevent the virus from reaching a pandemic in their own countries. This measures include quarantining some sick travelers from Countries known to have the pig flu virus. The United States Homeland Security has released a quarter of its 50 million antiviral medicatons to be delivered to the cities and towns as a preemptive measure to combat the spread of the pig flu infections.

What is the Pig Flu or Swine Influenza?

The pig flu or swine influenza is a virus specific to pigs or porcine species; it doesn't usually infect humans, although it has happened in history.

What is different this time about the Pig Flu?

The US based Centre for Disease Control (CDC) believes this time (April 24, 2009), that the strain is a mix between bird, pig, and human virus.

Can the current virus spread to humans?

Yes, it has already infected people in Mexico, and has already spread worldwide.

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DunyaNews Pakistan

Year's first swine flu case reported in Lahore
DunyaNews Pakistan
LAHORE (Dunya News) – Year's first case of deadly swine flu surfaced in Lahore on Tuesday. National Institute of Health Laboratory, Islamabad has confirmed the disease in a female patient admitted at a private hospital in the city. According to details ...

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Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:23:14 GMT

New York Times

Already 'Moderately Severe,' Flu Season in US Could Get Worse
New York Times
Flu has been ticking up again in the wake of several mild seasons that followed the 2009-10 “swine flu” pandemic. In that year, an H1N1 virus with a mix of human, bird and pig genes that had never been seen before struck in the spring of 2009 ...

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Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:46:29 GMT

BBC News

The papers: Scots 'unaware' of obesity - BBC News
BBC News
The front pages quote from a study suggesting that most Scots would fail to realise they were obese.

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Tue, 09 Jan 2018 22:49:12 GMT

First swine flu case of the year reported in Lahore
Daily Times
The National Institute of Health Laboratory, Islamabad, has confirmed the disease in a woman patient admitted at a private hospital in the city. According to details, 70-year-old Rashida Bibi was suffering from high fever. She was brought to a private ...

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:49:58 GMT

Pig World

Why planning and patience are the keys to meeting the antibiotic challenge
Pig World
The clinical picture remained 'very poor' for about a year due to the complicated pig flow – antibiotic use climbed to 365mg/PCU on the source farm and doubled to 200mg/PCU on the grow-out in 2015. Finally, by 2016 EP was brought under control and the ...

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:02:59 GMT

Washington Post

Exhibits at 3 Maryland fairs shut down after swine flu cases
Washington Post
Exhibits at three county fairs in Maryland have been closed after 11 pigs were found to be infected with a strain of swine flu at the Great Frederick fair. The initial results showed the pigs in Frederick were infected with influenza A. It is “not yet ...
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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:45:40 GMT


7 people contract swine flu strain from infected pigs at Charles Co. fair
Transmission of swine flu — officially known as Influenza A — to humans is rare but possible, the health department said. The Charles County Fair, which ran from Sept. 14 through Sept. 17, took place at the Charles County fairgrounds in La Plata ...
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Wed, 03 Jan 2018 21:30:45 GMT

In hogs we trust, Part II
Virden Empire Advance
Because of swine flu, the US and Japan were refusing to buy our pork. Hogs were being sold at a loss. Many producers were almost bankrupt. It's estimated that Canada lost 28 percent of its pig farms and 20 percent of its pigs during that time. Daddy of ...

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 20:49:30 GMT


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The National

Saudi Arabia confirms H5N8 bird flu outbreak
The National
Last week, the ministry lifted a temporary ban on importing poultry and eggs from Greece, the Czech Republic, Romania and Mozambique after receiving confirmation from the OIE that there had been no new outbreaks of bird flu in those countries in the ...

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