Where has swine flu been hiding all this time? Why, in swine, of course!

The H1N1 virus that everyone’s talking about was infecting pigs for at least 10 years before it recently jumped to humans. For Reuters, Maggie Fox quotes researcher Michael Worobey as saying, “This virus most likely has been circulating under the radar in pigs for the better part of 10 years. Once it jumped into humans it probably circulated for months under the radar. There is lots of room for improvement of our surveillance of swine flu in pigs.”

Pigs often get the flu, just like humans, and if we were more observant, we might be able to catch a flu virus before (or soon after) it jumped from pigs to people. Fox quotes Worobey as saying, “We could do more for surveillance in humans. If we had been doing that kind of thing, we may have picked up on this new strain a month or two or three before we did.” Swine flu was identified in April, but at that time, it had been infecting people in Mexico and the US for months.

Just because the latest crop circle photos aren’t splashed all over the US media doesn’t mean that THEY’RE hiding out and here at unknowncountry.com, we bring you all the crop circle news! (Note that our subscribers will get to chat with Andrew Collins on October 3rd). We’re going to bring you a very special event at our Stargate Conference in the California desert in October: Your only chance to see the pilot of Whitley’s reality series, which was not picked up by the cable network it was made for. It can’t be shown publically, but Whitley can screen it. Don’t miss this!

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