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A virus that has genes from both swine flu and avian flu has been found in swine from Missouri. This H2N3 has been found at two different farms now and samples were taken and analyzed. Health authorities are concerned about this one because it shows that pigs act as a "mixing vessel" for viruses. This new strain is more of a concern-if it starts spreading to people, which it hasn't yet and might not-for those younger than 40 years old, because no similar viruses have been in circulation since the 1957-1958 flu pandemic.
After the virus was subtyped, a record search revealed that another unidentified virus had been submitted in April 2006, from a 12-week-old pig at another Missouri swine farm, according to the report. Analysis by the ARS showed that this isolate too was an H2N3, and the two viruses were nearly identical.
Originally posted by cavscout
Funny, I think the LORD told us not to eat swine or touch their dead bodies.