H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Facts and Information

Purdue Agriculture H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) News

Wrongly Named H1N1 Has Unexpected Consequences

Human cases of H1N1 influenza or swine flu have been identified in the United States, including Indiana. It is a new strain of flu that consists of a mixture of genetic material from swine, avian and human influenza viruses. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there is no evidence at this time that swine in the United States are infected with this virus strain. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the USDA have indicated that influenza is not passed through food, and that pork is safe to eat. The World Organization for Animal Health has suggested calling it the North American Influenza. Provided are links to information regarding H1N1 flu.

Purdue researcher starts work on 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine
Using a method he developed for the H5N1 bird flu, Purdue University researcher Suresh Mittal believes he will be able to create a vaccine that will work against the 2009 H1N1 flu strain and its variants. - Read More

Ag economist: Pork industry taking hit from 'swine' flu
It could take weeks - or longer - before U.S. pork producers recover from export restrictions tied to a worldwide influenza outbreak, said a Purdue University agricultural economist. - Read More

Purdue expert: Swine flu has no connection to today's pigs
No pigs have been found with swine flu (H1N1) - only humans - but pork producers need to take precautionary measures to protect their herds from being infected with any flu virus, said a Purdue University veterinarian. - Read More

Consumers can eat pork with no concern for swine flu
Shoppers should not shy away from pork products over concerns regarding reports of swine flu across the country, said Purdue University experts. - Read More

For questions related to Indiana Livestock and H1N1 Flu, feel free to call: 1-877-747-3038 In response to a serious new flu strain that began in Mexico, Purdue University on Monday (April 27) urged faculty, staff and students to take precautions against the spread of the communicable disease and avoid travel to infected areas. - Read More

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