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    jackie99 is offline Assistant Cook
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    Default Swine flu

    Does anyone know if this is going to affect our supply of pork/ham/bacon like mad cow disease did for beef? How do people actually catch swine flu?

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    no pork products are fine. Swine flu is actually transmitted like the flu. I read it is a kind of flu usually only carried by pigs, but bacon, ham, pork and such won't give you swine flu.
    Have no worries.
    Besides there's NO WAY I could give up bacon!
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    It's a flu virus type A so won't last long in dead meat.

    It needs replicating cells like us lovely human beings to keep replicating

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    It's just like any other flu. Most people who have the flu shot are covered (too bad I'm not).

    I'm not really worried, this isn't a new disease like SARS was.

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    No, the last flu shot didn't cover this strain. I'm sure the next one will, though.

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    Swine flu, according to health officials, does not and has not from from pigs or hogs.

    It's just a term used to try to describe the flu, however serious it might be.

    Many elementary schools in Boston have closed for a week on account of small children having caught the illness.
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    BDH.

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    swine flu also called H1N1 is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people. children younger than 5 years old and persons aged 65 years or older are at high risk for complications. but so far, swine flu isn't much more threatening than regular seasonal flu. so, no worries.

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    yes..swine flu is very dangerous virus....

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    Seems to have calmed down somewhat here. It's not in the news as much as it was earlier in the summer.
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    i hope they cure this asap its getting scary now :|

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