So pigs are to blame after all!

July 14, 2009

And those pesky promiscuous viruses. More insight into the 1918 pandemic – the kind everyone fears may happen again – shows it circulated for a little while before it got bad. And as Tan Ee Lyn reports from Hong Kong, it was a swine flu as well:

One comment

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see

Are you sure it’s not the humans who are to blame? “…the Spanish flu of 1918-1919 circulated in swine and humans well before the pandemic started…”

Posted by Peter H | Report as abusive