According to the data so far, the new virus has recently emerged and is transmitted by pigs, but it can infect people, support researchers.
In fact, worried that it could mutate further, so that it can easily spread from person to person and cause a new pandemic!
Although it is not an immediate problem, they say he has “all features” to become a big issue, that it is a highly adapted virus to infect humans and needs close monitoring. And of course, as long as the virus is new, people probably have little or no immunity to it.
The scientists published their findings in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They say immediate measures should be taken to control the virus in pigs and to closely monitor workers in the pig industry..
Threat of a new pandemic
A dangerous new strain of influenza is one of the top threats for diseases monitored by experts, even today when everyone is trying to end the current parody pandemic.
The last pandemic flu that people have ever had (swine flu outbreak 2009 which started in Mexico) they were less deadly than that,what the experts initially thought. This happened then because many seniors had some immunity to this flu strain, probably because of its resemblance to other flu viruses released years ago.
That virus is called A / H1N1pdm09 and is now covered by the annual flu vaccine to ensure that people are protected..
The new strain of influenza found in China is similar to that of its swine flu 2009, but with some mutations.
So far, it is not an immediate threat to humans, but Professor Kin-Chow Chang and colleagues conducted the study, argue that we need to monitor it closely.
The new flu virus, which researchers call G4 EA H1N1, can develop and multiply in cells that line the inside of the airways in humans.
They found evidence of a recent infection that started in people working in slaughterhouses and the pork industry in China..
Current flu vaccines do not appear to protect against the new virus, although they could be adjusted to do so if necessary.
Professor Kin-Chow Chang, who works at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, he told the BBC: “At the moment we are focused on the coronation and rightly so. But we must not forget the potentially dangerous new viruses”.