Chinese experts held a special meeting on the situation with the new strain of swine flu and came to the conclusion that the probability distribution among the population is rather low, said in a statement on the website of the Ministry of agriculture of the PRC.
Previously, Chinese scientists published a study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which announced that it has discovered a new strain of swine flu that is transmitted from animals to humans and potentially cause a new pandemic. Reassortant strain, dubbed H1N1 G4 EA, including carries the genes of the H1N1 virus that caused the influenza pandemic in 2009. Evidence on whether this strain of influenza virus transmitted from person to person, yet.
Head of the laboratory of ecology of microorganisms, School of Biomedicine, far Eastern Federal University Mikhail shchelkanov in an interview with "Moscow speaking" commented on reports that Chinese scientists have found a previously unknown strain of swine flu that can cause a new pandemic.
The virologist said that this virus has not yet infiltrated the human population.
The world health organization intends to carefully study the publication of Chinese scientists identify new type of swine flu, before that in Asia there have been cases of transmission of such viruses from animals to humans, said at a briefing in Geneva, the official representative of the who Christian Lindmeier.
"We will carefully study the document, which is published by scientists in China to see what's new," said he.