A new type of flu virus has been found in the body of pigs in China, which is feared to be highly contagious in humans.
The virus needs to be thoroughly reviewed so that it does not become a potential global epidemic.
The news agency Reuters reported citing a study. But experts do not see it as an impending threat.
A team of Chinese scientists studied the influenza virus found in pigs between 2011 and 2016, and they discovered the G4 strain of H1N1, which contains all the components of the epidemic virus.
This information was obtained from an article published in the American journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
High levels of the virus have been found in the blood of pig farm workers. Therefore, its presence in the human body should be closely reviewed.
It should be enforced, especially for those who work in pig farms, the report said.
According to the study, there is a risk of transmitting the virus to the human body.
It can spread, especially in densely populated countries like China.