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on October 2, 2009

Farm identified as pig H1N1 source

OIE names Irish hog farm as source of pig H1N1

Reports indicate the World Animal Health Organization (OIE) in Paris has located the source of the H1N1 flu in pigs. The organization has named a breeding unit in Kilworth, north Cork, Ireland.

The pigs had been monitored since late September when an animal caretaker was confirmed to have the virus. There are 40 cases of H1N1 flu in pigs at the location. No pigs were taken off site since Sept. 18 in accordance with health codes.

The Department of Agriculture continues to stress there is no risk for humans to contract the H1N1 virus from pork consumption.

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