Swine Flu: What it is and what it isn't
·Despite its name, there is no evidence to date that this particular virus originated in pigs
or is spread from pigs to people.
·Even though there is no evidence this new virus is found in pigs, swine practitioners have
stepped up their surveillance.
·There is no reason to question the safety of your food.
oWhile there is no evidence this virus has been found in pigs, even if it were, proper
preparation would kill the virus.
oAs always, practice proper food hygiene when preparing meals.
·This virus is spread from person to person.
·The incubation period is estimated at 1 to 8 days, typically about 48 hours.
·Be vigilant. Visit your physician if you experience flu-like symptoms.
·Visit www.AVMA.org for FAQ's on H1N1 Flu virus.
Links to More Information about Swine Flu
American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV)
AASV Human Cases of Swine Influenza
CDC Swine Flu
Be Food Safe
World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO Swine Influenza