The name "Swine Flu" is leaving a bad taste in mouth's of pork producers who say the name alone, is causing prices of their product to fall.
The cost of hogs per pound dropped in the past three days since the announcement of Swine Flu. Some analysts say this has cost pork producers 5 million dollars thus far. And the futures don't look good, either. The largest pork producer in our state, Smithfield Packing, says the Swine Flu scare is not having any effects on their products.
Health officials say they want to shy away from the name Swine Flu, since the H1N1 strain is combination of bird, human and swine influenza.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.