Latest Pandemic H1N1/09 virus Stories

2009-04-30 10:45:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1918 a human influenza virus known as the Spanish flu spread through the central United States while a swine respiratory disease occurred concurrently.

2009-04-30 07:30:00

SMITHFIELD, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- C. Larry Pope, President and Chief Executive Officer of Smithfield Foods, Inc.

2009-04-28 20:47:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The flu virus infecting humans has not been identified in hogs in the United States or anywhere in the world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said, "At this time, there is no evidence that this influenza subtype is present in pigs in the United States or anywhere in the pig herd in the world." The CDC has also said it has found no evidence to indicate that any of the human illnesses resulted from contact with pigs.

2009-04-28 15:33:00

SMITHFIELD, Va., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE: SFD) today reiterated its prior statement that it has found no clinical signs or symptoms of the presence of North American influenza in the company's swine herd or its employees at its joint ventures in Mexico.

2009-04-28 12:22:00

CLEVELAND, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Jani-King International, a worldwide leader in the commercial cleaning industry, Jani-King of Cleveland is prepared to fight swine flu influenza A (H1N1) in schools, hospitals, offices and other facilities.

2009-04-28 10:10:00

A US nutrition specialist says shoppers should not refrain from buying pork products because of the current swine flu outbreak.

2009-04-28 09:48:42

A Purdue University veterinarian says flu viruses are named for the first animal in which they are found; the current swine flu was discovered in pigs in 1930. That discovery is the only reason the current outbreak is called swine flu, said Purdue swine medicine expert Sandy Amass.

2009-04-27 16:34:00

WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A spokesman for the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Hong Kong Department of Health today said leaflets with health messages had been distributed at the airport to passengers arriving from places where human cases of swine influenza were reported.

2009-04-27 11:07:00

Federal Health and Human Services Department declares a Public Health Emergency HARRISBURG, Pa., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is working with federal officials to contain the impact of an outbreak of swine flu in Mexico that resulted in the declaration of a national public health emergency in the United States. The Department of Health is working to educate the public and health care providers of recommended steps to prepare for potential cases of...

2009-04-27 11:25:00

The World Health Organization issued guidance Monday to globally track the swine flu infections apparently spreading from Mexico.

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