Archive for Wednesday, April 29, 2009

State says Kansas hog operations not being quarantined

April 29, 2009


— A state animal health official says contrary to rumors, swine operations in Kansas are not being quarantined because of swine flu.

Livestock commissioner George Teagarden also said Wednesday that the H1N1 virus has not be found in any swine in Kansas or the U.S.

Earlier Wednesday, Kansas State University swine experts said pork is safe to eat.

Dick Hesse, Kansas State’s director of diagnostic virology, said there’s no evidence the deadly flu strain is circulating in swine populations anywhere that would pose a threat to humans or other hogs.

Officials have confirmed two cases of the flu in people in Kansas, both in Dickinson County.


Steve Jacob 9 years, 1 month ago

I am all for not panicking, but every company and pork organization in the world are saving there butt right now, and will tow the line right now. Keep that in mind. Even the US company that owns the pig farm that experts are starting to point the finger as "ground zero" of this totally denies it, so who do you trust?

lounger 9 years, 1 month ago

Better Safe than sorry. I think this might be a regrettable move From the pork industry of Kansas. People want to see responsibility on the companies side.

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