Monday, April 27, 2009

Factory farming source of Swine Flu

"Residents [of Perote] believed the outbreak had been caused by contamination from pig breeding farms located in the area. They believed that the farms, operated by Granjas Carroll, polluted the atmosphere and local water bodies, which in turn led to the disease outbreak. According to residents, the company denied responsibility for the outbreak and attributed the cases to “flu.” However, a municipal health official stated that preliminary investigations indicated that the disease vector was a type of fly that reproduces in pig waste and that the outbreak was linked to the pig farms. It was unclear whether health officials had identified a suspected pathogen responsible for this outbreak."

1 comment:

  1. Jean Brocklebank12:20 PM

    It's real simple, folks. Don't eat pig.

    Smithfiled has done the same thing to Iowa, powerfully stopping the frustrated locals from getting help from their local governments.

    Just say no to eating pig: no ham, no porkchops, no bacon.

    Do it for the pigs as well as for the humans.

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