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Pig sales declined!

Recent reports of an outbreak of the H1N1 flu commonly known as “swine flu” in Guyana, has raised several concerns particularly among the local pig farming group.

According to the Agriculture Minister Robert Persaud, this has led to a decline in the sales and consumption of pork.

The Minister in further clearing the air stated that there is no evidence of an outbreak of the virus in pigs’ reared in the country.

Minister Persaud added that even though there is no immediate threat of the virus in Guyana, steps are being taken to closely monitor the situation, one of which includes a comprehensive disease action plan.

The blood samples of two persons suspected to have the H1N1 flu due to travel related experiences have been sent overseas for further tests.

Only this week the World Health Organization declared an H1N1 virus pandemic – the first global flu epidemic in 41 years.

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