The pig of the future might be free of diseases that can infect people

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 07:49 in Health & Medicine

Pigs are known carriers of the bacterium Yersinia enterocolitica, and they can infect both other pigs and people. Human infection occurs through eating improperly-cooked pork. Professor Truls Nesbakken of the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science is trying to rid pigs of the bacterium.

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