A new strain of swine flu can infect humans and scientists warn it could become a future pandemic, but it does not have an immediate global health threat, CNN reported.
The illness is called the G4 EA H1N1 virus and is a genetic offshoot from the H1N1 swine flu that became a 2009 pandemic, CNBC reported.
It has a G4 genotype that has been predominant in pig populations since 2016.
But doctors have said not to worry, that while the virus meets the basic criteria, it’s not proven that it could “be a dominate strain in humans.”
The H1N1 pandemic was less deadly than it was originally predicted, the BBC reported.
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