Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts his face mask as he prepares to testify before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 30, 2020. (Photo by KEVIN DIETSCH / POOL / AFP) (Photo …

Source: JOSHUA CAPLAN

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified Tuesday that an emerging virus found in pigs in China shares traits with the 2009 Swine Flu and 1918 Pandemic Flu, and U.S. public health officials are monitoring the disease.

Fauci, a White House coronavirus task force member, explained before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that the virus — known as “G4 EA H1N1,” — doesn’t appear to infect humans, however, it has shown “reassortment capabilities.”

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