The Novel H1N1 is also known as swine flu and this has caused some concern about whether pork is safe to eat. Nothing that I' ve seen from any of the reputable sites says that a person can get the H1N1 influenza by eating pork. My family and I have been eating pork and will continue.
Virologists do say the Novel H1N1 2009 virus MAY reemerge here in the fall and may be more virulent after circulating south of the equator. And, this is the reason for the current planning that is taking place in communities and healthcare organizations around the country.
It is possible that a pig within U.S. borders may become infected with the Novel H1N1 virus. If that should occur, experts, including USDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unequivocally say this is not a food safety risk. A person cannot contract the flu from eating pork, however, you would want to protect yourself from a sick pick and not go near their droppings.