Emerging flu virus in Chinese pigs has pandemic potential, researchers say

Jul 01, 2020

To gauge exposure in humans, the researchers examined more than 300 blood samples in workers from 15 Chinese pig farms and found that 10.4% had antibodies against the G4 H1N1 virus. They also found that current seasonal flu vaccines aren't likely to provide any protection against the emerging virus.They concluded that the virus has the potential for pandemic spread in humans and that efforts to curb the virus in pigs and monitor for disease in humans who work with them should be quickly implemented. Center for infectious Disease Research and Policy


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