Novel swine flu viruses may emerge in pigs, humans

Wide diversity of flu in pigs, mostly introduced from people, highlights significant potential of newly emerging swine flu strains.

The wide diversity of flu in pigs across multiple continents, mostly introduced from people, highlights the significant potential of new swine flu strains emerging, according to a study to be published in eLife.

While swine flu viruses have long been considered a risk for human pandemics and were the source of the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus, attention has recently turned to the transmission of flu viruses from people to pigs.

"Once in pigs, flu viruses from humans con

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