Worry grows as new pig virus poses possible threat to humans

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Worry grows as new pig virus poses possible threat to humans

Post  kelee877 on Tue May 15, 2018 9:19 am

The spread of a potentially dangerous cross-species virus is always cause for concern, and now a new one has just emerged.

Ebola, bird flu and swine flu are just some of the biggest cross-species viruses to make headlines over the past few decades, sparking fears that they could be the instigator of a catastrophic worldwide pandemic, which, thankfully, has so far failed to come.

A recently identified pig virus is filling researchers with fresh concern after finding that it can readily find its way into lab-cultured cells of people and other species.

In a paper published to PNAS, a team from Ohio State University and Utrecht University in the Netherlands detailed its findings on the virus identified as porcine deltacoronavirus.

https://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/pig-virus-threat-humans
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