A case of H1N1 virus in pigs has been reported in New South Wales, Australia. The detection of Influenza A (2009) virus in one pig herd, as a result of human-to-pig transmission holds no implications for Australian consumers according to Andrew Spencer, Australian Pork Limited chief executive officer.
“Though it is unfortunate that the virus has been detected in some pigs on just one farm, consumers have absolutely nothing to be concerned about. “This isolated incident is now being handled in accordance with exotic disease response procedures under the supervision of New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, with the health and wellbeing of the animals of paramount concern. We expect the animals affected to fully recover.”
Spencer said experts in Australia and overseas, including state and federal health departments, the Australian Medical Association, Australian Veterinarian Association, the World Health Organisation and the World Organisation for Animal Health have all agreed there is no food safety risk associated with the flu virus.
Source Australian Pork Limited