6/30/2020, 9:57 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Researchers discover new swine flu with pandemic potential

Researchers in China have discovered a new type of swine flu that can infect humans and could potentially spark a new pandemic.

Dubbed the G4 virus, this new strain of the swine flu appears to have infected humans working in the food industry in China. G4 now shows "all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus," according to the study published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

"Close monitoring in human populations, especially the workers in the swine industry, should be urgently implemented," the scientists concluded. The swine influenza caused a pandemic in 2009.

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