Well, this is not a piece of news you want to read amidst the coronavirus pandemic, but here it goes. More reliable sources such as important news outlets are addressing a new flu strain that’s similar tot he swine flu that managed to spread globally back in 2009.
According to the latest reports coming from BBC, it seems that a new strain of virus that has the potential to become a pandemic has been found in China by experts.
This seems to have emerged recently and it;’s carried by pigs – the downside is the fact that it can also infect humans, according to the scientists’ reports.
New pandemic concerns
Experts are reportedly concerned that this could mutate even more and spread easily from one person to another, triggering another global outbreak. This is the last thing on Earth that we need right now, while the whole world is already under attack by the novel coronavirus and its devastating effects on health, economy, and more.
BBC also notes that the new strain is not an immediate problem, but it has “all the hallmarks” of “being highly adapted to infect humans and needs close monitoring.”
Another issue worth mentioning is the fact that this is a new strain as we already noted, and this, unfortunately, means that people could have little or no immunity to the virus.
“The virus, which the researchers call G4 EA H1N1, can grow and multiply in the cells that line the human airways,” BBC notes.
An urgent need for implementing measures of protection
Experts wrote in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that there’s an urgent need for implementing measures to control the virus in pigs, and the close monitoring of swine industry workers.
We recommend that you check out BBC’s original article in order to learn more details from official sources that they are citing.
But, speaking about the COVID-19, there’s also good news about the coronavirus out there – it’s been recently revealed that the danger of coronavirus could pass soon, according to the latest reports, even without vaccines. Also, there are some vaccines that are already seeing promising results.