New pig virus infects farmworkers

26 February 1998

New pig virus infects farmworkers

SCIENTISTS in Australia have found a new virus in pigs which causes deformities and stillbirths in humans.

Two farmworkers have been infected. The disease takes on severe flu-like symptoms.

The virus was not found in pig products, but there is concern about the implications for transplanting pig organs into humans.

  • The Times 26/02/98 page 9
  • The Daily Telegraph 26/02/98 page 15

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