Pig herd, 2 employees had swine flu:CTV

EDMONTON — CTV Edmonton is reporting that two employees and 35 pigs at the University of Alberta’s experimental farm had the H1N1 virus.

EDMONTON — CTV Edmonton is reporting that two employees and 35 pigs at the University of Alberta’s experimental farm had the H1N1 virus.

The station says 38 pigs at the facility were tested for the virus in June after some of the animals began displaying flu-like symptoms.

Of those, 35 pigs tested positive for influenza, but it’s not known how many were infected with the virus.

Two employees also tested positive for the virus and have since recovered.

The herd of 2,000 pigs has now been declared virus-free.

The provost of the University of Alberta told CTV News the risk to other students was minimal and it followed all protocols.

The Edmonton Research Station Experimental Farms is part of the south campus and is used mainly for in-depth agriculture and forestry research.