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Another flu with 'pandemic potential' detected in China

Business Today | 30/06/2020 03:55 PM | Click to read full article

Even as the world struggles to contain coronavirus outbreak, a new strain of flu which has the potential to trigger another pandemic has been found in China. Unlike coronavirus that likely emerged from bats, this virus is carried by pigs and can affect humans by mutating further.

The scientists said the government should start swift monitoring of pigs and swine industry workers to detect its spread.  They believe the flu has all the "hallmarks" of highly affecting humans and needs immediate monitoring.