Swine Flu in Canada: What You Need to Know

Swine Flu in Canada: What You Need to Know
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For good reason — the raging global pandemic of Covid-19 — public sensitivity to the detection of new pathogens is at an all-time high. Earlier this week, Canadian officials reported that a variant of the influenza virus that normally infects pigs, a virus known as Influenza A (H1N2)v,  was detected in a person in Alberta. Although novel influenza viruses are indeed something to be wary of, this event is not a cause for alarm.

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