China downplays potential new swine flu pandemic

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Beijing (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...

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China Researchers Discover New Swine Flu With 'Pandemic Potential'
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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