Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine Flu: Why Pork Isn't Your Problem

Because it can't be said enough, let me quote the WHO:


There is also no risk of infection from this virus from consumption of well-cooked pork and pork products. Individuals are advised to wash hands thoroughly with soap and water on a regular basis and should seek medical attention if they develop any symptoms of influenza-like illness.

That is, you do not need to be concerned about pork products. You need to be concerned about either a) pig farming in Mexico or b) interacting with humans. The latter is probably your larger concern, and rather unavoidable.