Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine Flu Is Not Influenza Of Pigs

Experts of the World Health Organization (WHO) noted the flu which has caused more than 100 deaths in Mexico and made the US declared national public health emergency was not a 'swine flu' after all. Swine flu is used to refer to those spread among pigs, while the current flu is transmitted among humans. Some of its characteristics share similarities in human flu, avian flu and swine flu, however it has never be traced among pigs.

Rather, it should be named by convention, in the place it was firstly identified. In this case, New York Flu could be a more scientific name, or maybe Austin Flu.

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