the Virus, called H1N1 G4, EA, derived from A H1N1 pdm09 strain that caused the pandemic in 2009, and two strains of avian influenza. Warns the CPS, the new strain has high pandemic potential.

As explained “the Russian newspaper” the leading expert of the Center for molecular diagnostics CMD TSNII of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor Mikhail Lebedev, studies on cultures of human cells and ferrets showed that G4 EA H1N1 can be transmitted by droplet infection and penetrate the cells of human lung.

“the G4 EA H1N1 Virus is extremely contagious replicated in human cells, and ferrets and causes more severe symptoms than other flu viruses. In addition, immunity to seasonal influenza does not protect against the new virus,” – said Lebedev.

Antibodies to the new strain of the virus was found at a little more than 10% of workers in Chinese pig farms. And the people who had no contact with pigs, antibodies were not detected. According to the expert of Rospotrebnadzor, G4 EA H1N1 has a high potential for pandemic spread among people. In order to prevent the emergence of a new pandemic virus, you should monitor its circulation among animals and to constantly survey the employees of the pig farms.