China will do everything to prevent the spread of new viruses
China will take all necessary measures to prevent the spread of any virus amid reports about the discovery of a new strain of flu that could potentially cause a new pandemic, said at a briefing on Tuesday the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang.
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 H1N1/09 that caused the influenza pandemic in 2009. Evidence on whether this strain of influenza virus transmitted from person to person, yet.
The data in the article is based on research that was conducted from 2011 to 2018 on pig farms in 10 Chinese provinces and in veterinary clinics. In addition, serological study of population scientists managed to establish that 10.4% (35 of 338) of employees of the pig farms, which took the tests, had antibodies to the virus H1N1 G4 EA, most of the antibodies were detected in people aged 18 to 35 years. -0-
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