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Pork Industry Has Beef With Swine Flu

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Pork Industry Has Beef With Swine Flu

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The swine flu outbreak is affecting the pork industry. Hog prices are falling, and some nations have banned pork imports from Mexico and parts of the U.S. despite the fact that you can't get swine flu from eating pork. The World Health Organization says it has no plans to change the name.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. Im Renee Montagne. The struggling U.S. pork industry has a beef with swine flu. Hog prices are falling and some nations have banned pork imports from Mexico and parts of the U.S. All this, even though you can't get swine flu from eating pork. Alternative names on the table include novel flu or North American influenza. But the World Health Organization says it has no plans to change the name.

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