When the whole world is fighting against Corona virus, scientists are researching on this deadly virus, there are some reports that a new flu virus, similar to swine flu virus that spread in 2009 has been found in China, the same country from where Corona virus outbreak occurred.
A project was started by scientists of China Agriculture University (CAU) to study the strains of viruses infecting pigs .From 2011 to 2018, scientists have taken samples from more than 3100 pigs. Out of 3100 , 179 pigs have been found infected with flu strains of G4, which is the most predominant genotype.
This new strain of virus has been found infecting pigs ,and scientists are researching over if it can transfer from pigs to humans
Robert Webster, an influenza investigator says it is a guessing game as to whether this strain will mutate to readily transfer between humans, which it has not done yet.
Sun Honglei ,says G4’s inclusion of genes from the 2009 HN1 pandemic may promote the virus adaptation that leads to human human transmission.
Martha Nelson says that chances of pandemic are low but at the same time, also cautioned to take care especially, in the the time of Covid-19.
We can’t take any further chance . Scientists should take this under surveillance.