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China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu

China has reported the primary case of human an infection with the H10N3 pressure of chook flu from the nation’s japanese Jiangsu province, China’s Nationwide Well being Fee stated on Tuesday.

The affected person, a 41-year-old man from Zhenjiang metropolis, is at the moment in a secure situation and meets discharge requirements, the state-run CGTN TV reported.

Well being authorities performed down the outbreak, saying the case was a sporadic virus transmission from poultry to people, and the chance of inflicting a pandemic was extraordinarily low.

The affected person was identified as having the H10N3 avian influenza virus on Could 28, Nationwide Well being Fee stated in a press release with out elaborating on how the person had received contaminated with the virus.

No different circumstances of human an infection with H10N3 have beforehand been reported globally, it stated.

H10N3 is a low pathogenic or comparatively much less extreme pressure of the virus in poultry and the chance of it spreading on a big scale could be very low.

There are lots of totally different strains of avian influenza in China and a few sporadically infect individuals, usually these working with poultry.

H5N8 is a subtype of the Influenza A virus (also referred to as the chook flu virus). Whereas H5N8 solely presents a low danger to people, it’s extremely deadly to wild birds and poultry.

In April, a extremely pathogenic H5N6 avian flu was present in wild birds in northeast China’s Shenyang metropolis.

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