China confirms first human case of H10N3 bird flu

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Published: 2021-06-01 09:32

Last Updated: 2021-06-12 13:55


China confirms first human case of H10N3 bird flu
China confirms first human case of H10N3 bird flu

Tuesday, a 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with the H10N3 strain of bird flu, according to China’s National Health Commission (NHC).

The NHC said in a statement that the man was hospitalized April 28 after developing a fever and other symptoms.

He was diagnosed with the H10N3 avian influenza virus May 28, the NHC said. However, no details were given on how the man had been infected with the virus.

The NHC added that the H10N3 is a low pathogenic, or relatively less severe, strain of the virus in poultry and the risk of it spreading on a large scale was very low.

The 41-year-old man was stable and ready to be discharged from hospital. Medical observation of his close contacts had not found any other cases.

No other cases of human infection with H10N3 have previously been confirmed globally, the NHC lastly said.