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Fauci warns 'we need to keep our eye on' new swine flu strain in China

Added 06-30-20 12:29:01pm EST - “Dr. Anthony Fauci said that the virus has not yet been shown to be infecting humans, but is exhibiting "reassortment capabilities."” - Foxnews.com

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday warned that the U.S. needs to keep attention on a new strain of swine flu emerging from China that has the potential to become a pandemic — even as the U.S. is still recovering from an outbreak of coronavirus that began there.

Fauci was asked at a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing about a new strain of H1N1 that scientists have identified and of which a study was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Fauci said that the virus has not yet been shown to be infecting humans, but is exhibiting “reassortment capabilities” and that when there is a new virus that leads to a pandemic, it’s either due to mutations and/or a reassortment or exchange of genes.

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