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Fears 'very dangerous' swine flu strain found in China will spark 'new pandemic'

FREE newsletter is just champion! Get the biggest and brightest stories sent straight to your inboxA new strain of swine flu found in China that has been feared might spark another pandemic has been branded as “very dangerous” by researchers.Called genotype 4, or G4 for short, the virus strain is genetically descended from the swine flu pandemic that gripped the world in 2009.According to scientists at China’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and universities in the communist nation, the strain possesses “all the essential hallmarks of being highly adapted to infect humans”.Researchers have spent seven years taking thousands of swabs from pigs in slaughterhouses across China, which allowed them to find and isolate 179 swine flu..

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