While we’re on the topic of flu

First flu victim Edgar Hernandez — young boy is referred to as a possible Typhoid Mary. LA Times story, DowJones

He’s from an area near a Smithfield-owned factory hog farm, where the stench from the pig waste is downright foul. I’ve been watching news of that farm for a few days. There are claims and counterclaims about whether it’s the flu’s origin (It started right here! Oh no it didn’t!). More info needed. What would a definitive tie between the farm and the flu look like (more positive tests for H1N1?)? What would a positive not-related result look like?

Some perspective on carriers: Here’s the story of Typhoid Mary. “I’m not a carrier, dammit! Would you hire me to be a cook, please?”