|I wonder if these two were passing along the disease??|
I know this sounds ridiculous, but I never really associated swine flu with pigs. I always thought of swine flu as just the most recent in a line of exotic flu names that someone traced back to some pig, somewhere. But, as it turns out, you can actually catch swine flu from pigs! As 14 people have so far in state and county fairs in Ohio. Yikes!
We went to our local county fair (as you may remember I blogged about a couple weeks ago), and walked past every single pig there. Now, nine cases of swine flu have been linked back to the pigs at the Butler County Fair.
Reading that immediately made me want to check my temperature. What if I caught it? I'm not sick in the slightest, but it seems so bizarre that people are getting swine flu from the pigs at the fair that I almost want to claim I did, too. As though I missed out on something by not getting it.
But alas, I'm healthy. All I got from the fair was a stream of sweat down my back and giveaway plastic cups from local politicians, whom some might also call swine.