swine flu

H1N1 did not have origins in N.C. in 1998, virologist says

The H1N1 flu virus has received a tremendous amount of news coverage (that might be the understatement of the year to date). A recent story in The News & Observer of Raleigh implied that the current virus’ ancestry could be traced to an outbreak of H3N2 flu in a Newton Grove swine herd in 1998. […]

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H1N1 Flu Outbreak and N.C. agriculture

I’ve got to admit that I’ve been a little frustrated this week as I’ve read all the news reports about the H1N1 influenza outbreak that continues to be called “swine” flu.  I’ve been working with my counterparts in the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture to get a federal declaration on the official name […]

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