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Researchers Warn of Flu Strain with 'Pandemic Potential' in China

Researchers Warn of Flu Strain with 'Pandemic Potential' in China

Researchers are warning of new flu strain found among pigs in China, noting that it carries a global pandemic potential, as it could infect humans.

Scientists discovered the virus in China, and researchers claim it carries “‘all the hallmarks’ of being highly adapted to infect humans and needs close monitoring,” according to BBC.

But we must not lose sight of potentially dangerous new viruses,” Prof Kin-Chow Chang of the UK’s Nottingham University told BBC, adding that we should “not ignore” the recent discovery.

At this point, humans would, generally, have no immunity to this strain of flu.

While the World Health Organization (W.H.O) has denied playing a role in complying with China’s purported request to cover up the severity of the outbreak, President Trump in May announced that the U.S. would terminate its relationship with the organization.

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