May 2009 - Re Human H1N1
The first link is to a very interesting article on the development of the virus and the earlier flu like illness in the La Gloria area, which was apparently linked to the pig units - government action to spray the flies which fed on the manure lagoons.In the article it refers to the following paper, and quotes from it - some very useful informaation including the ability of flies to spread the disease etc. The pdf link takes a little time to work."a paper by an international team of scientists - including Jay Graham and Ellen Silbergeld of Johns Hopkins - published in the May-June 2008 Public Health Reports. The paper,"The Animal-Human Interface and Infectious Disease in Industrial Food Animal Production: Rethinking Biosecurity and Biocontainment"(PDF), points to a concrete example of flies acting as a flu vector:.."