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China downplays potential new swine flu pandemic

Terra Daily Thursday, 2 July 2020
China downplays potential new swine flu pandemicBeijing (AFP) July 1, 2020

China on Wednesday played down the threat of a new swine flu strain with pandemic potential that researchers discovered in pigs, saying the study is "not representative". The deadly COVID-19 pandemic, which has now infected more than 10 million people worldwide, first emerged in China and is thought to have originated in bats and jumped to humans through an unknown intermediary animal. T
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News video: China Researchers Discover New Swine Flu With 'Pandemic Potential'

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Chinese researchers have discovered a new type of swine flu that can infect humans and has the potential to cause a future pandemic, according to a study released on Monday, though scientists have cautioned that the virus does not pose an immediate global health threat. Katie Johnston reports.

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