TIME FOR CAUTION, NOT FOR PANIC.(blog publisher JM)
"The looming flu pandemic Last month there was a small swine flu outbreak in Maryland as hundreds of pigs in at least three counties tested positive. Worse, more than 40 people contracted H3N2v swine flu after visiting the pig exhibits at the three county fairs. Several people were hospitalized and several pigs died. Incidents like these where influenza is transmitted from animals to people are always on the radar for public health officials, as they can quickly spread without prompt identification and containment. Small outbreaks like this one happen regularly all over the world and sometimes result in a serious health scare, such as the most recent pandemic swine flu in 2009, which resulted in over 12,000 deaths in the United States." Pandemic flu can't be predicted.