Another Chinese special delivery?
BBC: Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China
By Michelle Roberts
Health editor, BBC News online
1 hour ago
A new strain of flu that has the potential to become pandemic has been identified in China by scientists.
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.
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.
There is a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences link in the BBC story Q linked.
Prevalent Eurasian avian-like H1N1 swine influenza virus with 2009 pandemic viral genes facilitating human infection
The scientists write in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that measures to control the virus in pigs and closely monitor working populations should be swiftly implemented.
also PNAS shows data of link on social media