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Pigs Recovering from H1N1 Virus

by 5m Editor
9 November 2009, at 12:42pm

TAIWAN - The pigs on a farm in Taitung, eastern Taiwan diagnosed with the influenza A (H1N1) virus last month are reported to be recovering and showing no new traces of the virus

The infection was discovered among a herd of 160 pigs on a farm in Taitung County's Guanshan.

A Council of Agriculture (COA) official at the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, told Taiwan News that tests conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on 5 November showed all the affected pigs free of the virus.

A third round of tests is will be conducted on 11 November.

The COA spokesman said that the most probable cause of the outbreak was contact with humans.