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Influenza caused by orthomyxoviruses, which pass from pigs to humans.
His cautionary approach was powerfully vindicated by the scandal of the 1976 ' swine flu ' epidemic in the USA 3.
Three elderly people in Pittsburgh died on the same day within hours of getting swine flu shots.
The outbreak of swine flu is certainly a serious matter, affecting people and industries across the globe.
Unlike the swine flu vaccine used in 1976, flu vaccines in the last decades of the twentieth century and early 2000s have shown no association with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in children.
In 1976, there was a slightly increased risk of developing Guillain-Barré syndrome, a very rare disorder, associated with the swine flu vaccine.
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