A new influenza virus found in pigs have also been found among workers in China's svineindustri, saith the researchers in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
G4 EA H1N1 is the name of the virus, which the researchers claim to have found found in 35 out of the 338 svinearbejdere in China.
According to Allan Randrup Thomsen, professor of virology at the University of Copenhagen, denmark, however, it is still uncertain whether the virus can be transmitted between people.
- It follows from the work of the scientists, that the virus can infect humans, but the infected have been infected by pigs or other people is not reflected in their work, as I can see, he says.
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However, it is still a virus, you should keep an eye on by the authorities, says the professor.
- It that is of concern is that the virus can effectively infect luftvejsceller from the people, and then it will all other things being equal, strongly suggest that it will be able to infect human to human. And who are you afraid of, that it will be better to be able to infection between people, but so far it has not realized any pandemic potential to a significant extent.
even Though the G4 EA the H1N1 virus at the present time may not be able to infection between people, so it will probably mutate to be able to it, and with its genetic material assess the researchers, that there will not be immunity in the population.
And it is it is it that allows the virus pandemic potential, says Allan Randrup Thomsen.
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It is, however, too early to say something about the hazards of G4 EA the H1N1 virus, but compared with the current corona virus, will stand better in relation to developing a vaccine.
The new virus is different from previous influenza viruses, we know. But, since we already produce influenza vaccines, so can current vaccines pretty easily adjusted, so they will be able to vaccinate against this. However, it will take about a half a year to produce the vaccine, says Allan Randrup Thomsen.
The new virus is, however, not something you should worry about, he believes.
- There is a theoretical risk of this virus, as the authorities must keep an eye on. But it is not something you as a layman to speculate on, I would say.