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July 01, 2020 - Voice of America

Chinese Researchers Warn of Possible New 'Pandemic Virus'

Chinese Researchers Warn of Possible New 'Pandemic Virus'
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Researchers say a new influenza virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to human beings.

They said that the new virus needs to be watched closely should it ever leave China and develop into a possible “pandemic virus.” Health experts said the flu virus does not present an immediate threat to humans, however.

A team of Chinese researchers studied pigs from 10 provinces and in a veterinary hospital. The team studied tests of the animals and said they found a total of 179 swine flu viruses.

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