Another viral strain with 'human pandemic potential' found in China, scientists worried
Another viral strain with 'human pandemic potential' found in China
A new strain of influenza virus with huge human pandemic potential has been found in China. The discovery has left scientists and health officials concerned. The new strain of influenza was recently discovered in pigs that has the potential to infect humans. According to researchers, a number of workers from Chinese abattoirs and the swine industry exhibited signs of infection.
The virus, which the researchers call 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.