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Originally posted by Chevalerous
Peace my man! and don't let the door hit you on the way out!
FRANKLY! - I PITY YOU!
Indeed, as the caseload in Canada jumped from 51 to 85, government sources told The Canadian Press that officials were investigating cases of pigs in Alberta becoming infected by the H1N1 strain, the result of a farm worker who fell ill shortly after returning from a trip to Mexico.
It’s believed to be the first time this particular swine flu virus, which is made up of mutated swine flu genes, is believed to have jumped to humans sometime back and has since been passing person to person.
Originally posted by PrisonerOfSociety
Brilliant, reporter pushing him to answer: "Would you eat those pigs?", he sounded sheepish in his response:
The human swine flu virus has infected pigs in Alberta, a top official with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Saturday.
Dr. Brian Evans, executive vice-president of the CFIA, said at a news conference in Ottawa that the pigs were infected by a farm worker who had recently been to Mexico and fell ill upon his return.
The worker returned from Mexico on April 12 and worked at the Alberta farm two days later. He "may have exposed pigs there to the illness," Evans said.
The man has since recovered. The pigs are also recovering and samples are being analyzed, he said.
"We have found the virus is the one being tracked in the human population," Evans said. He did not say how many pigs were affected and did not name the farm.
He reiterated that there is no risk of contracting the illness by consuming pork or coming in contact with pigs.