Food, Agriculture and Animal Health

Risk of introducing new variant Influenza A/H1N1 (Swine Flu) to the UK pig population

DEFRA advise  that a  possible route for disease introduction into pig herds in the UK would be through direct or indirect contact of an infected person with a pig farm or workers on a pig farm. Livestock workers recently returning from Mexico (or nearby states of the USA) and/or showing symptoms of an infectious disease should not have contact with pigs or pig farms.