9 September 2020

FAO/OIE/WHO: Tripartite Statement on the Pandemic Risk of Swine Influenza



“The viruses analysed in the recent report from China show characteristics associated with increased ability for zoonotic transmission – the potential ability to infect humans. The viruses have some genetic markers to suggest human infection is possible; they can replicate in human airway cells, and viruses can be spread via respiratory droplets passed between ferrets.”, says Keith Sumption, Chief Veterinary Officer and the FAO.

Read the full statement here.