I don't usually comment on health issues (as it doesn't fall into the "describing geeky things that happened last night" camp), nor do I generally link from Boing Boing (as it would be unlikely for most people to see a BB article here first, statistically speaking).
But this - this I found interesting:
Which is pretty creepy considering this thing's special trick seems to be hopping from species to species. I don't know how likely it is for a bug to go from say, swine to human and then human to human and then, uh, human to turtle - but it sure sounds like a great House episode if there ever was one.
Course, others don't agree:
This is the way the world ends, people. Not with a bang.
But a snort.
Update: Apparently the "cross-gene" theory is being disputed, and the swine flu may be all swine after all.