Reuters: List Of Countries Banning Pork Grows : Shots - Health News "Up to 20 countries worldwide have banned imports of pork and other meat," Reuters is reporting. The news service says
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Reuters: List Of Countries Banning Pork Grows

"Up to 20 countries worldwide have banned imports of pork and other meat," Reuters is reporting. The news service says that the World Health Organization has collected a list of nations that have taken that action. It adds that:

Although the H1N1 strain is not food-borne, fears that it may spread through animal products have prompted restrictions on live pigs, pork, cattle, poultry, livestock, feed and animal semen from countries with reported infections, according to the list.

As we wrote earlier, though, WHO's leading flu expert -- Dr. Keiji Fukuda -- said again today that "pork and pork products. when they are handled right and cooked properly do not pose a risk of infection to people."