While the corona pandemic still burdens large parts of the world, Chinese researchers are already warning of a new virus.
It is a flu virus in pigs that have become more contagious for humans and that they believe could potentially cause a new pandemic.
The researchers looked at an H1N1 flu virus found in pigs between 2011 and 2018.
According to the experts, it carries “all the main features of a candidate pandemic virus”. Pig farm workers had elevated levels of the virus in their blood.
The researchers recommend stricter supervision, especially for people who work in the pig industry.
The scientists examined the risk of viruses passing from other living things to humans, especially in densely populated areas of China.
Scientists believe that the coronavirus was transmitted to humans from bats at a market in Wuhan, China.