USDA study sheds light on H1N1 concerns regarding pork

02/16/2010 |

USDA researchers injected 30 piglets with the Novel H1N1 virus to determine their susceptibility to the disease. While the animals exhibited symptoms of upper respiratory disease, the researchers found no signs of the virus spreading to other body tissues. The findings support the World Health Organization's position that meat from pigs exposed to the virus and have recovered are safe for consumption.

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