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Swine flu or porcine influenza?

Posted by Popular Ombudsman on May 2, 2009

As the flu spreads across the world, the pork business lobby is forcing scientists to change the name of the disease: leave out the animal and have your disease…so it is H1N1!  Since Bird flu was aptly named Avian Influenza, this should also be called Porcine  Influenza to keep a consistent system of nomenclature if it actually means anything to scientists.


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