The world has not yet recovered from the corona virus epidemic that the new virus found in China has increased people’s concerns. If we talk about coronavirus. The number of corona infections in the world has crossed 90 lakhs while the death toll has crossed 4.72 lakhs. Meanwhile, the WHO has said that so far, more than 1.83 lakh cases have been reported in a single day of infection. In India, more than 4 lakh 56 thousand people have been infected with Corona, while more than 14 thousand 400 people have died so far.
G4 swine flu virus: this virus found in China may bring another global pandemic
Scientists in China have identified a new G4 swine flu strain that has the potential to form an epidemic. According to the information currently available, this strain occurs in pigs but it can also infect humans.
Researchers are worried that this virus can change its form and spread very easily from one person to another and can take the form of an epidemic.
They say that the virus has all the symptoms that suggest that it can infect humans. For this reason, it is important to keep an eye on this virus. Since this is a new virus, people will have little or no immunity against it.
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G4 swine flu virus epidemic threat
When experts around the world are engaged in efforts to eradicate the corona virus.
Even then, top pathologists remain conscious of the new and bad strains of influenza.
The swine flu outbreak that broke out in the year 2009 was not as dangerous as people thought because the virus was similar to many viruses that had appeared before. And because of this people had the ability to fight the virus
What is the name of the G4 virus
The virus is named G4 EA H1N1. Researchers are afraid that this virus can spread more easily from one person to another by mutating more. Worrying news for the world is that this new breed of influenza is among the top diseases that experts are keeping an eye on. That too when the world is struggling to eradicate the corona virus.
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How dangerous is this virus
The G4 EA H1N1 virus may pose an epidemic risk throughout the world. Chinese scientists said that the flu virus has all the symptoms that it can infect humans. This virus needs close monitoring. He said that since this virus is new, people will either have very little immunity or will not.
How effective is the current vaccine against the virus
Scientists have said that the virus is more likely to spread the epidemic. The current vaccine of the flu is not able to protect the human body against this virus. This virus found in pigs has the ability to infect humans.
This new virus has the ability to multiply its cells manifold inside G4 EA H1N1. Scientists have had to talk to Chinese officials. The current vaccine of the flu is not able to protect against this virus. Professor Qin Cho Chang said that we are currently in a corona crisis. But we are not yet trying to divert our attention from potentially dangerous viruses.
G4 swine flu virus expansion
Let us know that the G4 virus is being found prominently in pigs since 2016. The latest study, based on the monitoring of pigs in China from 2011 to 2018, has found that the G4 virus virus binds to receptor molecules in human cells and replicates itself in the outer layer of the respiratory tract. Can prepare, that is, can increase the number of itself.
A new finding that Chinese pigs are more and more frequently becoming infected with a strain of influenza that has the potential to jump to humans has infectious disease researchers worldwide taking serious notice. https://t.co/LgtaFXbRHn
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There is no evidence of human-to-human spread yet
China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention, along with writers and scientists from Chinese universities, have also said that the virus has all the signs of becoming a potential global pandemic. Although researchers are concerned that the virus may not have been mutated from animals to humans, there is no evidence of its spread from humans to humans.
Two cases of G4 virus infection were reported in the years 2016 and 2019. Neighbors of these patients reared pigs. Of these, the age of the first patient was 46 years and the second was nine years. As such, it is being suggested that the G4 virus can be transmitted from pigs to humans and may even cause death with severe infection.
Not already immune to this virus in humans
Researchers have said in the study that this virus is spreading more in pigs than other viruses. He says that in such a situation it becomes necessary to strengthen the system of proper surveillance of the G4 virus in pigs and humans. He further stated that the widespread spread of the G4 virus in pigs may increase the risk to humans.
The study has shown that the virus can infect ferrets (an animal of the mongoose) through aerosol transmission, causing severe symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, shortness of breath, as well as their body’s 7.3. Weight can be reduced to equal to 9.8 percent mass. The study also found that immunity to humans from other influenza vaccines cannot protect against G4 virus. This is an indication that the body does not already have any immunity against the virus.
It is important to keep an eye on the emerging situation
At the same time, epidemiologist Eric Figl Ding of Harvard University of America tweeted that the virus is still only in pigs. He said on Twitter, ‘Only two cases. And it is an old virus originating in 2016. Has not spread from human to human. Antibodies were found in 10 percent of the pig industry. No intimidating evidence has been found. Please tell that Ding is not associated with this study.
In addition, Carl T. Bergstrom, a biologist at the University of Washington, US, said that despite continuous exposure to the virus, there is no evidence of its spread from man to man. However, he said that it is important to keep an eye on the emerging situation. Bergstrom said, “Investigations will be necessary, especially when there is an emergence of the disease group among the workers associated with the pig industry.”