Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Warning from the Future: Avoid Swine
The scientists who study flu have discovered that there's a new swine flu, H3N2v, lurking in pigs and transmissable to humans. It's too new to be in the combined flu vaccine that's now being prepped for the winter. The good news is that the virus is not very good (yet) at human-to-human transmission, so until it learns how to do that better, the tip is to stay away from pigs, especially for the young and old. Guess my little ones won't be petting the pigs at the fair this year, just in case.