THE WORLDPOST
05/30/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

PORK INDUSTRY, SALES, SWINE FLU: Disease Hurting Pork Industry Say Producers

What's in a name? U.S. pork producers are finding that the name of the virus spreading from Mexico is affecting their business, prompting U.S. officials to argue for changing the name from swine flu.

At a news briefing, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack took pains to repeatedly refer to the flu as the "H1N1 virus."

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