Undeniable that A(H1N1) came from swine

It is understandable for US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to recently defend the pig and hog farmers in Washington. In a media report Vilsack sharpely critised the media and others for using the phrase ’swine flu’ instead of calling it influenza A(H1N1).

The result, he claimed, was that pig farmers has been made to suffer economically. He was further quoted as saying that ‘…it is simply not fair or correct to associate the 2009 pandemic to swine, an animal that does not play a role in the transmission of the pandemic strain’.