We are now concerned that the word swine flu may damage the hog industry, why?.. because our government has decided that people are too stupid to realized that while the virus originated in pigs, it can not be contracted by eating pork.
That would have made those of the Muslim and Jewish, and Seventh Day Adventist Faith as well as vegetarians and vegan safe...
WHO to stop using term 'swine flu' to protect pigs
By FRANK JORDANS
Associated Press Writer
GENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization said confirmed swine flu cases rose to 257 worldwide Thursday and announced it will would stop using the term "swine flu" to avoid confusion over the danger posed by pigs.
The global body said the number of confirmed cases in Mexico rose to 97 from 26, with seven deaths. The WHO confirmed tally from the United States now stands at 109, with one death.
Other confirmed cases include 19 in Canada, 13 in Spain, eight in Britain, three each in Germany and New Zealand, two in Israel and one each in Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
WHO spokesman Dick Thompson told reporters in Geneva that at least one of the Spanish cases involved a person who had not traveled to Mexico. Spanish officials said that was a man who apparently got the virus from his girlfriend, who recently returned from Mexico.
Thompson said the flu name change comes after the agriculture industry and the U.N. food agency expressed concerns that the term "swine flu" was misleading consumers and needlessly causing countries to order the slaughter of pigs.more...
What our government can do for you. Feel safer now? Discuss among yourselves.