The world right now might be looking forward on asking what is actually wrong with China and why all this diseases are coming out from their country.
First it was Coronavirus which was put the whole world at pause by affecting more than 10 million people and killing over 500,000 people, then Hanta virus, the latest one now is Swine Flu which is said to have potentials of becoming a pandemic too.
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.
The disease, which researchers called the G4 virus, is genetically descended from the H1N1 swine fluthat caused a pandemic in 2009. G4 now shows “all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus,” said the study, published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
How it spreads.
1. By airborne respiratory droplets (coughs or sneezes).
2. By touching a contaminated surface (blanket or doorknob).
3. By saliva (kissing or shared drinks).
These are symptoms of the swine flu or G4 virus.
3. Sore throat
5. Body aches
How to prevent the spread and stay safe.
The best way to prevent swine flu is to get a yearly flu vaccination. Other easy ways to prevent swine fluinclude: frequently washing hands with soap or hand sanitizer. not touching your nose, mouth, or eyes (The virus can survive on surfaces like telephones and tabletops.) You cannot get swine flu from properly cooked pork but you can be a target if you eat the one not properly cooked.
Let’s stay safe and hope it doesn’t spread to the whole world like Coronavirus did.