Mangaluru: Steps have been taken by the Dakshina Kannada District Administration in coastal Karnataka in response to the detection of swine flu at a piggery in Kelrai near the City.
“People need not fear as it does not spread to people or other animals,” said Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner M. R. Ravikumar. He added that as long as the pig is cooked properly, eating it is safe.
It was found that a few pigs at Prakash’s farm in Kelrai, a village near Neermarga, had
fever and other signs of infection in the second week of October.
Animal Husbandry Deputy Director Arun Vandse said the samples of infected pigs were sent to a lab in Bengaluru, which on October 31 confirmed swine flu.