A new swine flu strain found in Chinese pigs has 'pandemic potential,' experts say


Olde Hornet

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Will agent orange ignore this!
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Its fake news.
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A new swine flu strain found in Chinese pigs has 'pandemic potential,' experts say

https://news.yahoo.com/swine-flu-strain-found-chinese-151534944.html

Researchers have discovered a swine flu virus in Chinese pigs that may be able to jump to humans and are sounding the alarm for another potential pandemic as international public health experts still struggle to contain the coronavirus.

Chinese and British scientists found that the new virus, G4 EA H1N1, shares characteristics with the H1N1 virus that caused the global pandemic in 2009. Among the similarities, the new virus can bind to, infect and replicate in tissue cells located the human airways, according to a study published Monday in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The study was part of a surveillance project to identify potential pandemic influenza strains. Researchers analyzed nearly 30,000 nasal swabs taken from pigs in slaughterhouses in 10 Chinese provinces and another 1,000 nasal swabs from pigs with respiratory symptoms from 2011 to 2018.
 

tsugraytiger

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More great news ... no the orange bastard is not prepared. I'm surprised this hasn't made the main news cycle
 
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