July 10, 2009
Some People Need To Practice Safe Swine
In all of their, er, activities
Pigs at risk from people as new flu spreads
LONDON (Reuters) - There is a growing risk that pigs will catch the new H1N1 flu strain -- commonly known as swine flu -- from humans, German researchers said on Thursday.
Widespread transmission from people to pigs could mix up virus strains further, leading to unpredictable changes in the disease.
There have already been a handful of suspected cases of humans passing the current pandemic H1N1 virus to swine. The latest German research confirms it is infectious to pigs and can spread rapidly.
There's something about the phrase "the latest German research" that just gets me nervous...
Posted by Mr. Bingley at July 10, 2009 01:45 PM
I understand that Herr Doktor Mengele took frozen Jews and bludgeoned pigs to death with the, thus proving that Jews are dangerous to pigs.
I believe that he also dropped Jews from aircraft onto herds of swine and measured the resulting porcine fatalities.
The latest German research is yet unclear as to why Jews avoid pigs, given their manifest lethality.
Posted by: Steve Skubinna at July 10, 2009 04:51 PM
Vee haff vays of making zem talk...
Posted by: Dave J. at July 10, 2009 08:03 PM
So that would make it people flu, right?
Posted by: bingbing at July 11, 2009 03:33 AM