SWINE FLU SPECIAL EDITION
As more groups start to produce information for consumers, producers and media those links will be posted. Keep an eye out for the SWINE FLU SPECIAL EDITION headers to know when they are up!
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We have gone from being prepared and feeling ready for Avian Influenza to being faced with Swine Flu - as producers, consumers and industry professionals how prepared do you feel we are? Where are you on your own farm, with your own family in being prepared?
Here is what's on the news today:
Confirmed cases in BC & NS, More to Come
The federal government has set up a hotline and websites for information about the swine flu virus. The number is 1-800-454-8302, and the websites are www.fightflu.ca, www.voyage.caand www.phac.gc.ca.
"The new flu strain, a mixture of various swine, bird and human viruses, poses the biggest risk of a large-scale pandemic since avian flu surfaced in 1997, killing several hundred people."
Interactive H1N1 Swine Flu Map
Winnipeg Lab Working on Swine Flu
Pork Producers Urged to Do Their Part
It is important to know that there is no direct link between hogs and this outbreakd of swine flu...read article for more details!
National Pork Board Encourages Producers to Protect Their Herds
Mexican Farm Workers in Limbo
Origins of Virus, OIE Needs More Data
and yes the blame game begins...Mike Davis slings