Scientists in China have identified a new fever that could turn into an epidemic. It has only recently emerged and is being spread by pigs, but they say they can infect humans.
Researchers are concerned that it could be further distorted and spread easily from person to person and could spread the global epidemic. Since it is new, it is haven’t immune for it.
Scientists have taken steps to control the virus in pigs and closely monitor swine workers, wrote in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
While the world is trying to end the current coronavirus epidemic, the last global outbreak of flu was reported in 2009 and it also a swine flu epidemic. It is considered an epidemic of low mortality.
The new virus is probably similar to other flu viruses that existed many years ago. The virus, called G4 EA H1N1, is similar to the 2009 swine flu, but there are some new variations. So far, this is not a major threat, but Professor King-Chow Chang and colleagues who are studying it say that it should be watched.
Looking at data from 2011 to 2018, they found evidence of recent infections in people who worked in China’s late and swine industries.
The new virus is not an immediate problem and he says, “We should not ignore it”. In theory, a flu epidemic can occur at any time, but they are still rare. An epidemic can occur if we experience a traumatic event that can easily spread from person to person. Therefore, we should always be aware of flu.