Does your normally docile, friendly pet turn into the Tasmanian Devil the moment you pull into the veterinarian's parking lot? It's not unusual for pets to feel a little stressed by a visit to the ...View Article
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Swine Flu: What it is and what it isn't
· Despite its name, there is no evidence to date that this particular virus originated in pigs or is spread from pigs to people.
· Even though there is no evidence this new virus is found in pigs, swine practitioners have stepped up their surveillance.
· There is no reason to question the safety of your food.
o While there is no evidence this virus has been found in pigs, even if it were, proper preparation would kill the virus.
o As always, practice proper food hygiene when preparing meals.
· This virus is spread from person to person.
· The incubation period is estimated at 1 to 8 days, typically about 48 hours.
· Be vigilant. Visit your physician if you experience flu-like symptoms.
· Visit www.AVMA.org for FAQ's on H1N1 Flu virus.
Links to More Information about Swine Flu
American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV)
World Health Organization (WHO)