Ebola Virus in Pigs
Factory farms are the perfect melting pot when it comes to viruses
and it seems now we have to be concerned of yet another virus in pigs
that could affect humans. Researchers have found various strains of the
Ebola virus in pigs in the Philippines and are concerned these viruses
might get in the human food chain. Ebola was also detected in farm
workers who tend to the infected pigs, which means it’s likely that the
virus had been transmitted from swine to humans, and vice versa. The US
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that this current strain
of the virus is not of the same variety as the one which caused
outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever in the early 90’s, and at present there
is no serious cause for concern.
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