People have no immunity to it.
The world is threatened by another pandemic in China scientists have discovered a new strain of swine flu, which has “all the hallmarks”, which consists in the possibility of transmission from human to human, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Apostrophe.
To date, the strain does not pose a threat, but monitoring of new types of swine flu showed that people have no immunity to it.
“Pigs are considered to be media or “mixing vessels” pandemic influenza viruses,” explained the scientists.
They added that monitoring of influenza viruses in pigs are important for early warning and preparedness for the next potential pandemic.
A new strain called H1N1 G4 EA and has some similarities with the causative agent of swine flu in 2009 that began in Mexico and caused a worldwide outbreak in 2009.
As established investigators, recently, this strain was the cause of infection of abattoir workers and pigs in China. Scientists believe that it is necessary to develop a vaccine against it.