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New swine flu not an immediate threat, says virologist

By The Nation

 

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Though the new swine flu, G4 EA H1N1, has the potential of transmitting to humans and turning into a new pandemic, Dr Yong Poovorawan, an expert virologist at Chulalongkorn University, said it is not an immediate problem and there is no reason to panic yet.

 

The G4 EA H1N1 virus, a mutation of the H1N1 virus which first hit the world in 2009, was recently found in the Chinese swine industry.

 

After 2009, the swine flu virus combined with Eurasian avian-like influenza virus and was found to infect pigs’ guts. This was identified as the G1 type of virus, which has now mutated to G4, the doctor said.

 

Since the latest version of the virus is new, people may have little or no immunity to it.

 

According to the BBC, scientists have written in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal that measures to control the virus and close monitoring of swine industry workers should be swiftly implemented.

 

Studies have also shown that the virus can grow and multiply in the cells that line human airways.

 

The virologist said the virus still hasn’t leapt to humans and though there are no vaccines for it yet, the research industry is monitoring it.

 

“The news broke when Chinese officials offered information to researchers who published their work in the PNAS journal. This a long-standing, in-depth study. I wish Thailand could also conduct studies like this, but it would require a lot of money,” Dr Yong said.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30390612

 

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2 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

recently found in the Chinese swine industry.

surprise surprise

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1 hour ago, smedly said:

Maybe keep in China this time

Not going to happen. Whatever the details moving foward (including new outbreaks), the opening up plan is going to include China. 

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Yesterday i read some where that in places 10%of the pig farmers had it already but that

it not yet past from human to human.

 

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1 minute ago, ukrules said:

Same as COVID - no evidence of human to human transmission.

 

I think their required evidence for human to human transmission is when a full city becomes infected.

That was my thoughts also

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Why was this virus reported so eagerly, when Corona-SARS-2 was not?

Don't tell me "The Chinese learned their lesson with Corona-SARS-2".

They learned that lesson with SARS.

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39 minutes ago, timendres said:

Why was this virus reported so eagerly, when Corona-SARS-2 was not?

Don't tell me "The Chinese learned their lesson with Corona-SARS-2".

They learned that lesson with SARS.

What is Corona-SARS-2 ???

 

SARS-CoV - 2003 outbreak in Asia: >8000 cases / 774 Deaths worldwide

MERS-CoV - 2012 outbreak in the Middle East: ±2494cases / 858 Deaths worldwide

 

Both were big news and well reported, although there was not the same mass hysteria we have encountered with SARS-CoV-2, perhaps because the numbers for SARS-CoV-2 have been far far greater. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

What is Corona-SARS-2 ???

 

SARS-CoV - 2003 outbreak in Asia: >8000 cases / 774 Deaths worldwide

MERS-CoV - 2012 outbreak in the Middle East: ±2494cases / 858 Deaths worldwide

 

Both were big news and well reported, although there was not the same mass hysteria we have encountered with SARS-CoV-2, perhaps because the numbers for SARS-CoV-2 have been far far greater. 

Thank you for correcting my labeling of the virus. I should have just said the CCP Virus.

But my question still remains. I find it very revealing.

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