New flu strain found in China, has potential to become pandemic | Ukraine Today .org

British scientists have identified a new strain of flu in China that has the potential to become a pandemic, BBC reports.

It is carried by pigs, but it is capable of infecting humans. That is why the researchers are concerned that the world may face another global outbreak if it does not react to the potential threat.

The new strain of the virus that has been identified in China – G4 EA H1N1 – is similar to 2009 swine flu (A/H1N1pdm09), but with some new changes.