Five San Francisco cops have been tentatively diagnosed with swine flu, not to be confused with pig flu, which affects most police officers on a daily basis. Within days of one officer’s return from vacation in Mexico he and four other members of his shift began showing symptoms of H1N1.

While only one officer has been even tentatively diagnosed with the much talked about/not very deadly strain of flu, all have been sent home as a precaution, and the entire station is getting a good scrub.

Captain Al Casciato has declared that the officers are recovering nicely, but people who really take their health seriously should always remember to run from the pigs.

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