Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Quebec Pigs Contract H1N1; Humans, Food Safe

Pigs are seen at the Mober SENC farm in Saint Hughes, Que. south of Montreal Thursday, April 30, 2009. (Ryan Remiorz / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

From CTV:

An isolated case of H1N1 has broken out among a herd of pigs in Quebec.

The swine flu virus was identified on July 24 at a lab in Winnipeg after symptoms became apparent in the animals in late June.

The entire herd was isolated and there are no human infections of the virus associated with this outbreak, which is considered very light, said Alain Laperle, a pathologist from Quebec's agriculture bureau.

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