Herd Health: The facts about H1N1 Influenza A virus

Apart from one Alberta herd, this new virus is not found in our pig population, but rather is circulating among humans. And even if pigs did catch it, it is not present in pork


I  was well into preparation of an article for this issue of Better Pork when the H1N1 Influenza A virus epidemic erupted in Mexico and spilled out across North America, threatening a pandemic as it spread to distant continents. When the virus was incorrectly named “swine flu,” it had an immediate and devastating impact on our industry just at the exact time that market hog prices were expected to start recovering.

Better Pork - August 2009