Swine Flu Hiding in Pigs: Another Outbreak?


Swine flu again?  Notice the following:

Swine Flu Virus Hiding Out in Pigs, May Reemerge
National Geographic News – June 17, 2010

The swine flu, or H1N1, virus has been hiding out in pigs for more than a year, getting a genetic makeover, scientists have discovered.

Pigs in a Hong Kong slaughterhouse are carrying influenza viruses containing gene segments belonging to the deadly H1N1 strain that swept the globe in 2009, tests reveal.

The newly identified “reassorted” virus—dubbed 2010 H1N1—is likely not a threat to humans…

The discovery is still disturbing, because it suggests the 2009 H1N1 virus could be reshaping its genetic code in animal hosts in other parts of the world.

One of these emerging strains could come to resemble the 2009 H1N1 strain enough to make the jump back to humans again, Peiris said. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/06/100617-swine-flu-h1n1-pigs-science/

While I am not yet convinced that the “swine flu” will yet be as bad as the worst case scenarios that the mainstream media sometimes have hyped (and so wrote that also in May 2009, see Swine Flu Infects Pigs in Canada), the fact that it may become an issue again did catch my attention.

But relatively soon, serious pestilences are prophesied as we are prophetically at/near the point Jesus called “the beginning of sorrows”–which includes pestilences (Matthew 24:7-8).

If humans quit eating pigs, the “swine flu” problem would probably go away.  But since many still do, it is possible that something may happen with this.  2009 may have been a warning.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2010, 2011, or 2012? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What is the “beginning of sorrows”?  When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?
The New Testament Church and Unclean Meats Are foods considered to have been unclean in the Old Testament considered to be food in the New Testament? This article discusses this from the perspective of the New Testament. It also has a list of clean and unclean animals. It also answers the question, is pork healthy or is pork dangerous?

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