Top Things to AVOID during Swine Flu – PART 2
2. Don’t Fear the Pork
On April 29, the CDC stated that “swine flu” would no longer be the proper term for this strain of flu. It is now being called “2009 H1N1 flu.” It doesn’t roll off the tongue as easily, but it’s more accurate and less offensive. For one thing, there isn’t any proof that suggests H1N1 flu actually makes pigs sick. And the H1N1 virus contains genes from swine, avian and human flus. The virus also cannot be spread through cooked pork foods — you CANNOT contract swine flu by eating hot dogs, bacon, cracklins or anything else that was once belonged to a pig. Nor will bringing pigs together and collecting them, as authorities did in Egypt, do anything to hinder the spread of the disease. H1N1 has propagated in humans and passes with ease from person to person. So disregard the bad rap given to pigs.