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Dangerous Pig Virus?

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    Posted: May 14 2018 at 3:19pm

Pig virus which is potential threat to humans has scientists worried

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A Sars-like vomiting bug that infects pigs has been shown to jump between species including chickens, cats and humans.

A recently identified pig virus could pose a potentially lethal threat to human populations, research suggests.

Lab tests show that porcine deltacoronavirus, first detected in China in 2012, readily jumps between the cells of different species including humans.

We're very concerned about emerging coronaviruses and worry about the harm they can do to animals and their potential to jump to humans

Professor Linda Saif, Ohio State University

Professor Linda Saif, who took part in the US study at Ohio State University, said: “We’re very concerned about emerging coronaviruses and worry about the harm they can do to animals and their potential to jump to humans.”

When first identified in pigs in China, porcine deltacoronavirus was not associated with disease.

Then in 2014 it was found to be the cause of a diarrhoea outbreak among pigs in Ohio, US. Since then the virus has shown up in pigs in various countries.

Young infected pigs experience acute diarrhoea and vomiting and may die.

The new research, reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows how the virus targets a specific receptor molecule on the surface of cells lining the airways and digestive tract.


Read more at https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2018/05/14/pig-virus-which-is-potential-threat-to-humans-has-scientists-worried/#oDg6d1iQ4zXIYjZa.99
My source:   https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2018/05/14/pig-virus-which-is-potential-threat-to-humans-has-scientists-worried/
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Oh please get a cure for this I hate to vomit! A horrible way to go!
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SARS was a coronavirus....so is MERS.  Not surprising.  

Seems like these things always come out of China! 
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