Fox 29: New swine flu strain ‘something to be aware of’ UT Health San Antonio expert says

Dr. Jan Patterson, Infectious Diseases, discusses a new strain of the flu carried by pigs that has the potential to become a pandemic.

She says this new flu virus is a mutated version of the swine flu that emerged in 2009.

“This strain has been increasing since 2016 so it’s been a very gradual thing,” said Patterson.

Patterson says a timetable for when this virus could spread is hard to predict.

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