Flu virus with ‘pandemic potential’ found in China (yes, another one)

BBC with the heads up on a new virus threat identified in China.

  • new strain of flu
  • has the potential to become pandemic
  • emerged recently and is carried by pigs, but can infect humans
  • researchers are concerned that it could mutate further so that it can spread easily from person to person, and trigger a global outbreak
  • say it has “all the hallmarks” of being highly adapted to infect humans
  • as it’s new, people could have little or no immunity to the virus
Posting this just in case you were considering climbing out from underneath the bed. Maybe not yet, K?
BBC with the heads up on a new virus threat identified in China.