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I hope this is the correct forum for my question since it's tied to the news. I understand swine flu is being passed from human to human, but is there any danger in eating pork? (I am asking as a parent of small children.) Or is it not contracted by consumption also? Any good information sites that you can point out?

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  1. I saw in the news that eating pork is not a problem, but there is a slight risk in handling raw pork.

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    1. re: Sal Vanilla

      as Sal said, according to the CDC, you CANNOT contract swine flu from eating pork...

      http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/key_facts...

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        1. Nope! I wrote a post about this on my blog actually. It is still safe to eat pork products as long as they have been cooked to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Enjoy!

          1. Do you get chicken pox from eating chicken? No.

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            1. re: lergnom

              Original poster asked a valid question. Eating infected poultry, for instance, is thought to have contributed to the spread of bird flu.
              http://www.fao.org/avianflu/en/wildli... -discusses spread among cats

              CDC says as regards swine flu or H1N1 as it may be called increasingly often now, eating properly-cooked pork products is safe:
              http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/key_facts.htm