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Shocking! New virus that can cause global pandemic discovered in China

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 • Telugu Comments

Is China going to originate one more pandemic risk? Going by what some researchers are saying, we may have to fear it already!

As per a BBC report, a new strain of flu with the potential to create a pandemic has been identified in China. Currently carried by pigs, this virus can spread to humans, scientists have been quoted as saying.

"The researchers are concerned that it could mutate further so that it can spread easily from person to person, and trigger a global outbreak," the BBC report adds.

Sentinel reported that the virus, named as G4 EA H1N1, "can grow and multiply in the cells that line the human airways. They found evidence of recent infection starting in people who worked in abattoirs and the swine industry in China. Current flu vaccines do not appear to protect against it, although they could be adapted to do so if needed."

In order to contain its spread, constant monitoring of the swine industry has to be mandated. There have to be curbs on transactional relations with China just to be careful.

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