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Worries in China about the new influenzavirus

July 3, 2020

One pandemic is not yet gone or the next is rattling at the gate. In China, in recent years several pig farmers and slaughterhouse employees have been infected with a new, potentially dangerous variant of the flu.

Chines researchers describing the virus are warning, this could be the prelude to a global pandemic. This is indeed a worrying variant, says professor of virology Ron Fouchier (Erasmus MC). It has all the characteristics of a virus that will come high on the list of threatening viruses from the World Health Organization.

You can read the article by Maarten Keulemans in 'de Volkskrant', here.