As to which month should be chosen, the media may have made the ultimate decision: January. On average, based on the results from NewsLibrary.com, there are at least one and a half times more germs-related stories during this thirty-one day stretch than any other month. In 2014, at least one germs report was featured per day in local, national and international media. In the first few weeks, the focus was on flu. The spread of the potentially deadly H1N1 and the introduction of H5N1 into North America stole the headlines. When that was over, the headlines turned to norovirus, which forced two cruise ships to give up the battle and head to port for medical help. At the end of the month, the spotlight turned to PEDv – porcine endemic diarrhea virus. Once isolated to Asia, this deadly infection of swine has come to the United States and Canada and is a significant threat to pig stocks.