China Reports World’s First Human Case Of H10N3 Bird Flu
Provided By - Video Elephant on June 01, 2021
The world’s first human case of the H10N3 bird flu strain has been detected in China.
China’s National Health Commission (NHC) confirmed the infection in a 41-year-old man from the province of Jiangsu.
The man was hospitalized with a fever and was diagnosed as having the H10N3 avian influenza virus on May 28.
The man is said to be in stable condition. No other cases of the virus were found among his close contacts.
H10N3 is low pathogenic, meaning it is less likely to cause death or severe illness in poultry.
The NHC says that “the risk of large-scale spread is extremely low”.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that avian influenza viruses rarely infect people