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Can people catch swine flu from eating pork?

February 09, 2010 - 22:50:06
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Sezgin Riggs

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Sezgin Riggs
October 27, 2009 - 04:56:29
No. Swine influenza viruses are not transmitted by food. You can not get swine influenza from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly handled and cooked pork and pork products is safe. Cooking pork to an internal temperature of 160°F kills the swine flu virus as it does other bacteria and viruses.
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