May 4, 2009 / 4:00 PM / 9 years ago

No "further" outbreaks of flu in pigs: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - There have been no further outbreaks of influenza in pigs, Keiji Fukuda, WHO acting assistant director-general, told reporters on Monday.

A pig stands in a North Antrim farm in Northern Ireland May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

He said it had been “reported” there had been signs of infection of the H1N1 virus found in a herd of pigs in Alberta, Canada. He indicated he did not have any firm details of the situation in Alberta.

“Influenza is a virus that commonly infects pigs. There is no similar pandemic system for pigs. As far as I know — I don’t know of any further outbreaks occurring in pigs at this time,” Fukuda said.

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