Iceland's Pigs Infected with A/H1N1 Virus

by 5m Editor
28 October 2009, at 10:38am

ICELAND - Pigs from a pork farm in Iceland have been infected with the A/H1N1 virus, according to reports reaching the country from Reykjavik on Tuesday.

"Pig A/H1N1 cases from the Minni-Vatnsleysa pork farm in southern Iceland have been confirmed by the University of Iceland's Institute for Experimental Pathology at Icelandic southern city Keldur," said the Icelandic electronic newspaper Iceland Review.

It also said the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority reported the first case of pigs infection in the country Tuesday morning.

"As soon as suspicion of the infection arose yesterday, limitations were placed on the transport of live animals from the farm and all precautions tightened," reported Iceland Review.

Farmers at other pork farms are asked to be alert and report on possible symptoms of the H1N1 flu to the local veterinarian as soon as they notice them, it added.