return to warmwell.com


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. 
 
http://thebovine.wordpress.com/2009/04/28/swine-flu-a-result-of-industrial-farming/
 
 
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:.."