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Quebec finds pandemic H1N1 in hog herd

Can hogs catch swine flu from humans? An isolated case of the pandemic H1N1 influenza has been confirmed in a Quebec hog herd. Pathologist Dr. Alain Laperle with Quebec's provincial agriculture, food and fisheries ministry (MAPAQ) claims that while the vector by which the disease came to the farm may never be known, the "most probable hypothesis" is that it came through a human carrier.

In a MAPAQ release issued Tuesday the ministry reported the strain had been identified Friday at the labs of the National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease in Winnipeg.

MAPAQ emphasized that no other case has been reported on any other hog farm in Quebec and no people have caught the virus from the herd, saying "there is no human case related to this situation."
 
 

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