Dr. Alan Kelly, dean emeritus of Penn Vet, is quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer in an article about the H1N1 virus.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Health officials step up scrutiny on pigs.
As the H1N1 virus waxes and wanes among humans, health officials have stepped up scrutiny on a whole new population: pigs.
Are swine somehow culpable, as genetic tendrils of the virus suggest? And does the way we raise them, on industrial farms, create the potential for future pandemics?
The answers are maybe and maybe... –Philadelphia Inquirer>>
2009 H1N1 Flu Resources
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