Ironies & Swine Flu

United States
May 4, 2009 12:01am CST
I heard a story on the news that had it not been so scary it would have been irony delicious. A Canadian farmer concluded a Mexican vacation and returned home to his pig farm and infected his pigs with swine flu. That's right, swine catch swine flu from man. Fortunately, all sufferers, pig and human, are recovered from their bout of flu. * This story is scary because this disease swine flu is easily caught. It is also easily transmitted between pigs and people as this farmer found out. * This story is ironic because this disease is named after swine, and swine caught it in this story from a human.
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@rsa101 (27771)
• Philippines
4 May 09
I pick from others that it is a mixture of three strains of flu virus. It started in an infected pig with swine flu and its caretaker also had human flu. The bird flu was the third factor the came about this deadly mix. Thwey theorized that the swine might have ingested stool from a bird that has the avian flu virus and eventually mixed up with the swine flu virus and inadvertently transferred to a human that has the human flu virus. The three then joined forces and mutated into a new virus.
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• United States
6 May 09
That makes the most sense.
@lilaclady (28226)
• Australia
4 May 09
I did read some years ago that man picks up some sort of disease from just handling meat, that a lot of people in and abators pick it up so I guess if this is true the different diseases can go back and forth , it is scary all the flu's have been getting worsr every year....
• United States
6 May 09
Definitely, large capacity animal farming is concentrating virus severity.