Saturday, May 02, 2009

Swine flu fears prompt pork bans

AP reports:
GENEVA (AP) — Countries planned quarantines, tightened rules on pork imports and tested airline passengers for fevers as global health officials tried Sunday to come up with uniform ways to battle a deadly strain of swine flu. ...
Others were increasing their screening of pigs and pork imports from the Americas or banning them outright despite health officials' reassurances that it was safe to eat thoroughly cooked pork.
I really wasn't worried about getting swine flu from pork until I read these official reassurances. Saying that it is "safe to eat thoroughly cooked pork" suggests that uncooked or even cooked pork could spread swine flu, which then suggests that I could get swine flu if I buy some raw pork and cook it myself.

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