Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China

  

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Via:  it-is-me  •  2 weeks ago  •  15 comments

Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China
A new strain of flu which has the potential to become pandemic has been identified in China by scientists.

China is on this one too ! jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif


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It emerged recently and is carried by pigs, but can infect humans, they say.

The researchers are concerned that it could mutate further so that it can spread easily from person to person, and trigger a global outbreak.

They say it has "all the hallmarks" of being highly adapted to infect humans - and needs close monitoring.

As it's new, people could have little or no immunity to the virus.

Pandemic threat


A bad new strain of influenza is among the top disease threats that experts are watching for, even as the world attempts to bring to an end the current coronavirus pandemic.

The last pandemic flu the world encountered - the swine flu outbreak of 2009 that began in Mexico - was less deadly than initially feared, largely because many older people had some immunity to it, probably because of its similarity to other flu viruses that had circulated years before.

The new flu strain that has been identified in China is similar to 2009 swine flu, but with some new changes.

So far, it hasn't posed a big threat, but Prof Kin-Chow Chang and colleagues who have been studying it, say it is one to keep an eye on.

The virus, which the researchers call G4 EA H1N1, can grow and multiply in the cells that line the human airways.

They found evidence of recent infection starting in people who worked in abattoirs and the swine industry in China.

Current flu vaccines do not appear to protect against it, although they could be adapted to do so if needed.


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It Is ME
1  seeder  It Is ME    2 weeks ago

Ain't Life Grand ?  jrSmiley_100_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  It Is ME @1    2 weeks ago

Seems like all kinds of bad shit come to us from China.

 
 
 
It Is ME
1.1.1  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1    2 weeks ago
Seems like all kinds of bad shit come to us from China.

Good thing "Alzheimer" Joe called Trump a "Xenophobe" for wanting to restrict travel from China. 

Joe "Knows" better !  jrSmiley_88_smiley_image.gif

No "Travel ban" will be needed !

But Staying away from folks, and masks, and handwashing, and UBER DISTANCING ....is a must.... according to Joe ! jrSmiley_97_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Fireryone
1.1.2  Fireryone  replied to  It Is ME @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

At least he never called it a hoax and knows it isn't going to magically disappear.  It's hilarious how the right tries to make Biden as bad as trump.  It's simply not the case. 

 
 
 
It Is ME
1.1.3  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  Fireryone @1.1.2    2 weeks ago
Biden as bad as trump.  It's simply not the case. 

True.....as to "Not the case".

Biden would be worse. If it's not written down for Biden by someone else, Biden doesn't know what to do !

 
 
 
Fireryone
1.1.4  Fireryone  replied to  It Is ME @1.1.3    2 weeks ago
n would be worse. If it's not written down for Biden by someone else, Biden doesn't know what to d

there is no way it could be worse. Trump is corrupt through and through...everyone knows it but the sheep on the right who still think he is divine. The man can't speak and he is clueless. 

Its humorous to see you say things that apply to trump as if they apply to Biden. They're night and day. Biden is no were near as dumb as trump.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
1.1.5  Freedom Warrior  replied to  It Is ME @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

B - BIGGEST

I -  IDIOT

D - DEMOCRATS

E - EVER

N - NOMINATED

 
 
 
It Is ME
1.1.6  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  Freedom Warrior @1.1.5    one week ago

Democrats don't want a leader....they want a Dummy puppet ! They can make "IT" say whatever they want it to.

Believe it or not Mr. and Mrs. Liberal..... "Walter", "Bubba" and "Peanut" ...... Aren't REAL jrSmiley_88_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
It Is ME
1.1.7  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  Fireryone @1.1.4    one week ago

And You've been hurt by trumps policies.....how ?

Maybe it's his "Words" that have actually "Broken Your Bones", and that's your beef ?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

I wonder what cute little condescending name Trump will give this one.

 
 
 
badfish
2.1  badfish  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    2 weeks ago

Chicompig flu.

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.2  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    2 weeks ago
 
 
 
badfish
2.2.1  badfish  replied to  It Is ME @2.2    2 weeks ago

Sum Ting Wong!

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.2.2  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  badfish @2.2.1    2 weeks ago

Small Penis Syndrome !

 
 
 
Tacos!
2.3  Tacos!  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    2 weeks ago

This Little Piggy Flu

 
 
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