I have been keeping up with the current outbreak of swine influenza (which is not exactly the right name, since it's a recombinant of human, swing + avian influenza strains).  As an epidemiologist, this is a fascinating and really concerning outbreak.  I'm not sure about all the pig culling happening in some countries that haven't even reported any cases.  In fact, I find it inappropriate. 

The UN's Food and Agricultural Organization even noted that countries should try to focus their efforts on disease surveillance and strengthening biosecurity measures instead of mass culling.

In the meantime, I'm still going to have my pork belly roast this weekend.

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