No cure for coronavirus yet, but scientists say they identified a new virus with the potential to become a pandemic. This is a new respiratory virus that comes from pigs.
Infectious disease specialists found that Chinese pigs are becoming more frequently infected with a strain of influenza that has the potential to jump into humans, reported the scientific portal Science.
And they add that When multiple strains of influenza virus infect the same pig, they can easily exchange genes. This analysis carried out by scientists focuses on an influenza virus called G4.
Edward Holmes, a University of Sydney biologist who studies pathogens, explained: It appears that this is a swine influenza virus that is about to emerge in humans.. Clearly this situation needs to be closely monitored.
A study from the Agricultural University of China reports that the G4 virus has shown a strong increase since 2016, and is the predominant genotype in circulation in pigs detected in at least 10 provinces.
While there are viruses that jump from pigs to humans, most are not transmitted between humans.