H1N1 Transfer from Human to Pig under Investigation

FINLAND - The influenza A H1N1 virus is reported to have caused flu in pigs and pig farm workers.
calendar icon 27 November 2009
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According to an unofficial report on Flutrackers, the Health and Welfare Department will examine the case in which H1N1 influenza is suspected to infect people in a Finnish pig farm. The Finnish Food Safety Authority, Evira, has sent the sample investigated THL's laboratory for confirmation.

Juhani Eskola, director-general of THL, has assured the public that pork is safe to eat.

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