April 29, 2009

Life's unfair: It's called swine flu, but no pigs are sick

Officialdom can say "North American flu" or the catchy H1N1 all it wants, but the term "swine flu" hangs on like mud on a snout — kicking up trade embargoes and an unfounded fear of pork chops. The reaction has confounded the $15 billion pork industry, which noted that what the world has dubbed swine flu has yet to be detected in a single pig anywhere in the world.

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