New swine flu found in China (video)

Wednesday, 01 July 2020 - 13:54


Chinese researchers have discovered a new type of swine flu that is capable of triggering a pandemic.

Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009.

It possesses "all the essential hallmarks of being highly adapted to infect humans," say scientists at Chinese universities and China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention.