New swine flu with pandemic potential discovered in China | Research

June 30, 2020: While the world is still grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, whose source of origin is yet to be ascertained, researchers in China have discovered a new type of swine flu that is

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June 30, 2020: While the world is still grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, whose source of origin is yet to be ascertained, researchers in China have discovered a new type of swine flu that is capable of triggering a pandemic, according to a study published on Monday in the US science journal PNAS.

According to the sources, this virus is carried by pigs and researchers believe it can infect humans. It can mutate and spread easily through human-to-human transmission, much like coronavirus pandemic.

The new virus is similar to the Swine Flu virus detected during the 2009 outbreak. That virus had been named A/H1N1pgm09. This one has been named as G4-EA H1N1, according to a research paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an American journal.

The virus is similar but not same and may pose the threat of being a completely new pathogen to humans.

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