The May 5 broadcast of the ABC evening news reported on the latest developments of the Type A H1N1 influenza outbreak. While the lead item talked about impact on the general public and the apparent mild cases that the flu strain is presenting, the second news item looked specifically at the impact that the H1N1 episode has had on U.S. pork producers and pork demand, both globally and domestically.
The report features two pork producers and the National Pork Producers Council. It cites that the H1N1 has had a $1.5 million per day impact on the U.S. pork industry. It also cites a Havard University survey that shows 13 percent of Americans still think you could contract Type A H1N1 flu from eating pork; 6 percent are still not sure.
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