Navigation Links
National Pork Board Provides Facts About the Origin of the Flu Outbreak
Date:4/28/2009

DES MOINES, Iowa, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The flu virus infecting humans has not been identified in hogs in the United States or anywhere in the world.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said, "At this time, there is no evidence that this influenza subtype is present in pigs in the United States or anywhere in the pig herd in the world."
  • The CDC has also said it has found no evidence to indicate that any of the human illnesses resulted from contact with pigs.
  • U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, has said, "We have no indication that any swine from the United States has been infected."
  • The World Animal Health body has said, "The virus has not been isolated in animals to date."

Modern pork production practices are designed to protect both animal and human health.

  • Animals are housed in temperature-controlled facilities that are scientifically designed to ensure the health and safety of the herd.
  • Modern pork production practices keep the animals clean, safe and protect the animals from predators, disease and extreme weather.

Pork and pork products are safe.

  • According to the CDC, "Swine influenza viruses are not transmitted by food. You cannot get this flu from eating pork or pork products."
  • U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, has said, "It is important to convey the message that consuming pork or pork products will not cause and cannot cause the illnesses that we are dealing with."
  • U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, has said, "Pork and pork products are safe and there are no basis for restricting imports. You should also know that you cannot get H1N1 from eating pork. Pork products are perfectly safe."


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Pork Board
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. International study strengthens case for daily calcium pill
2. Yakima Health Care Leader Tapped for Leadership Post at National Association
3. Virginia Tech Report Has National Importance
4. Donate Life America Dispels Myths About Organ & Tissue Donation Among Hispanics During National Hispanic Heritage Month
5. Us TOO Launches National SEA Blue Campaign for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
6. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Announces Webcast of Presentation at Thomas Weisel Partners 2007 Healthcare Conference
7. National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the Largest Insurance Subrogation Association in the World - Announced Today that Leslie Wiernik has Joined the Organization as Director of Education
8. 4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, to Address National Drug Crisis, Keynote Grand Opening of New Allenwood, PA National Model Detox Center
9. Australian-led international study shows blood pressure drugs cut death rate in type 2 diabetes
10. LCA Hails International Investigators Studying Lung Cancer
11. National Patient Safety Foundation Partners with Vocera Communications
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... This campaign aims to provide ... we as a society can control and change. , As nearly 795,000 Americans suffering ... seconds within the United States. Plus, with an estimated 129,000 of these people dying ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 ... ... care world, this installment is bolstered by inspiring human interest stories, courtesy of ... the developing trends and tech within the industry, from leading advocates and associations—namely ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... Despite last week’s media reports hinting at a June rate hike after the Federal ... an interest rate increase, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at ... Committee (FOMC) dot charts are of interest to the press for their noise potential,” ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Intalere, the ... and suppliers for its inaugural Member Conference at the Paris Hotel in Las ... the operational health of America’s healthcare providers. , The conference was highlighted by ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... The Woodlands at John Knox Village , ... of care for living and healing, celebrated its grand opening, today. The Woodlands at ... Home provided by Empowered Staff. , “This is an incredibly fulfilling time for John ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... , May 27, 2016 ... the Dario™ Diabetes Management Tool, today announced that the Company,s ... the Marcum MicroCap Conference being held June 1-2 in ... Invitational, being held June 7-9 in Los Angeles, ... will discuss recent corporate and operational milestones, including the U.S. ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... FRANCISCO , May 27, 2016 ... company focused on developing products for Regenerative Medicine, Neurology and Orphan ... will be presenting at two upcoming investor conferences: ... Center, 730 Third Avenue, New York City , ... 3:00pm Marcum MicroCap Conference   Where: ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... 26, 2016 TARE (Transarterial ... Cost Savings and Overall Decreased Use of ... an international specialist healthcare company, has today announced ... Annual Meeting of ISPOR (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics ... carcinoma (HCC) using yttrium-90 glass microspheres is associated ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: