Is Canadian pork safe to eat?

Wondering how safe it is to eat pork while people are becoming sick with human swine flu (H1N1)?

It’s perfectly safe reports the Public Health Agency of Canada. You don’t get sick by eating pork. The H1N1 flu virus is not transmitted through pork meat.

H1N1 has spread between humans, not from pigs to people. However people can spread the virus to pigs so pigs should really be wary of us, not vice versa! If you have any symptoms of influenza, avoid any close contact with pigs. You don’t want to run the risk of introducing a new flu virus into the pig population. 

Want to know more about H1N1?  Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada’s web site for information, answers to frequently asked questions, and travel advisories.

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