There is no reason to be afraid of consuming
pork or to cull any pigs, the United Nations health agency once again stressed
today, despite the detection of the influenza A(H1N1) virus in a swine
herd in Canada.
"This is not a food-borne disease,"
Dr. Peter Ben Embarek, Food Safety Scientist at the World Health Organization
(WHO), emphasized at a news conference in Geneva.
"You don't get this disease through
eating pork and, therefore, there is no reason to be afraid of consuming
pork or pork products," he added.
"From all the studies that have