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Originally posted by awake_awoke
April 26 (Bloomberg) -- Russia suspended imports of all meat from Mexico and the U.S. states of Texas, California and Kansas shipped after April 21 on concern about the spread of swine flu, the country’s veterinary watchdog said.
The suspension also affects pork from Guatemala, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, Salvador, and the U.S. states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Florida, the watchdog added in a statement on its Web site today.
Swine flu, known as the H1N1 virus, originated in Mexico where it has been linked to as many as 81 deaths.
Travelers arriving in Russia from the above areas will have meat products confiscated, the watchdog, known as Rosselkhoznadzor in Russian, said in the statement.
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How ridiculous. Obviously eating pork doesn't cause it.
They're probably just capitalizing on this in order to further damage us economically....thats Russia for ya!
Personally, I'm having a BLT for lunch.
Originally posted by lucentenigma
When Avian flu fears spread across Asia I recall photos and videos of thousands of chickens and other birds being culled.
How would this be different? Why would there not be any swine culled? It is also funny how they are saying that none of the infected have had contact with swine.
Maybe some were infected by eating undercooked pork. I know I used to enjoy my pork roast a little pink in the middle.
[edit on 26-4-2009 by lucentenigma]
Can people catch swine flu from eating pork?
No. Swine influenza viruses are not transmitted by food. You can not get swine influenza from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly handled and cooked pork and pork products is safe. Cooking pork to an internal temperature of 160°F kills the swine flu virus as it does other bacteria and viruses.
Originally posted by MonoChromeWrayth
Just an unpleasant thought
From what I have been reading... this swine Flu has only been affecting the 20 - 45 year old range
"It is killing three to four patients daily, and it has been going on for more than three weeks."
It has only been killing those ( I am assuming ) of Hispanic decent. Whereas those of a different nationality get sick but recuperate quickly.
To me this seems genengineered.
[edit on 26-4-2009 by MonoChromeWrayth]