Swine flu has become widespread in the United States, with 226 cases in 30 states and more expected to turn up in additional states in the next few days, federal health officials said Sunday.

Humans have it. Pigs don't. At least not yet, and U.S. pork producers are doing everything they can to make sure that the new H1N1 virus, known around the world as the "swine flu," stays out of their herds.

Felicity Lawrence

Just as an unsustainable financial system caused the current banking crisis, the intensive farming of animals is at the heart of the swine flu outbreak.

New Delhi: Not only cooked pork but even processed pork products like ham, sausage, bacon and salami are safe to eat. So, feel free to gorge on your ham and salami club sandwich or a spicy pork vindaloo.

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Shillong: Alerted by the spread of swine flu to Asia, the Meghalaya Government has issued a set of directives to pig breeders but said no case of swine influenza in pig has been reported in the state so far.

The directives to pig breeders include strict hygienic measures in the farms and well-balanced feed to the animals, besides restriction of unwanted visitors to the farm premises.

Pune: With the fear of a swine flu outbreak looming large and deaths of 50 pigs being reported this April at Amalner taluka

Pune Fifty pigs have died in a fortnight in Jalgaon but humans need not worry about swine flu, the animal husbandry department says. The disease that killed the pigs was not swine flu but swine fever, which does not pass on to humans, DS Zagade, commissioner of animal husbandry, said on Sunday.

PREVENTIVE measures to tackle the possible threat of swine flu continued on Friday as the Chennai Corporation captured 25 more pigs, taking the total number culled to around 150 in the last three days.

If an influenza pandemic is declared, investigations by New Scientist suggest that global preparedness for a pandemic is extremely patchy.

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