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State Health Department: Don't give pigs human flu


ST. PAUL -- When the new flu began to spread, since it was called swine flu, many people were concerned about catching it from hogs.

Now, however, some are concerned that swine may get sick from flu-infected people, especially at local and state fairs.

The Minnesota Health Department's Buddy Ferguson said: "Don't bring your swine to the fair if they are sick and don't go to the fair if you are sick."

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.