Friday, July 17, 2009
Argentina issued a nationwide alert on Friday after pigs in the country were confirmed to have the swine flu virus, health authorities said.
“We have detected clinical cases of the A(H1N1) influenza in a pig farm in Buenos Aires province, they have been confirmed by laboratory tests,” the national farm and food standards agency Senasa, said.
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Thousands of people have contracted the virus in Argentina and 137 people in the country have died.
Senasa said the outbreak announced on Friday was the second time the disease had been found in pigs in Argentina — the first case of infection in pigs was detected in June in the same Argentine province.
This article was posted: Friday, July 17, 2009 at 12:22 pm