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“This Particular Strain of Flu Got its Genetic Start on U.S. Hog Farms Back in the 1990s. That’s According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control”

Posted By admin On May 3, 2009 @ 3:14 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled

Washington’s Blog [1]
Sunday, May 3, 2009

The theory that industrial hog farms are disease incubators has been officially verified.

For example, Scientific American wrote an article [2] yesterday asking:

Is so-called swine flu really just another environmental problem associated with factory farming?

After all, such large operations keep the animals in close confinement, dope them with antibiotics to keep them alive in the crowded conditions and create vast pools and piles of waste [3]—all good ways to promote the spread of any disease.

Other health threats, such as antibiotic-resistant strains of staphylococcus aureus [4], have emerged from pig farms as well.

Nevertheless, this H1N1 strain has not yet been found in the pigs near La Gloria, nor is it clear how it would have jumped from the factory farm to little Edgar.

But what is clear thanks to the hard work of virologists is that this particular strain of flu got its genetic start on U.S. hog farms back in the 1990s. That’s according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control [5]. How the virus jumped from pigs to humans may have nothing to do with factory farms, but confined animal feeding operations helped to breed the disease.

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[1] Washington’s Blog : http://www.georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2009/05/this-particular-strain-of-flu-got-its.html

[2] article: http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=can-swine-flu-be-blamed-on-industri-09-05-01

[3] vast pools and piles of waste: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http://enlace.vazquezchagoya.com/?p=812&sl=es&tl=en&history_state0=

[4] antibiotic-resistant strains of staphylococcus aureus: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=new-drug-resistant-mrsa-in-pigs

[5] U.S. Centers for Disease Control: http://blogs.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2009/04/exclusive-cdc-h.html

[6] Image: http://www.prisonplanet.tv/subscribe.html

[7] 12 Infected With New Swine Flu Strain: http://www.prisonplanet.com/12-infected-with-new-swine-flu-strain.html

[8] British ‘Pig 26’ in drive to create disease-resistant GM animals: http://www.prisonplanet.com/british-%e2%80%98pig-26%e2%80%99-in-drive-to-create-disease-resistant-gm-animals.html

[9] Reports on disease origin ‘groundless’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/reports-on-disease-origin-groundless.html

[10] Confirmed: Michigan pig ban will eliminate all heritage breeds, destroy thousands of small farms: http://www.prisonplanet.com/confirmed-michigan-pig-ban-will-eliminate-all-heritage-breeds-destroy-thousands-of-small-scale-farms.html

[11] Unless We Stand Up and Demand Safe Meat Production, Next Time We WILL Have a Plague: http://www.prisonplanet.com/unless-we-stand-up-and-demand-safe-meat-production-next-time-we-will-have-a-plague.html

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