First case of bird flu H10N3 reported in China

BEIJING, 01 JUNE: The first case of bird flu H10N3 has been reported in China’s eastern province of Jiangju. A 41-year-old male has been found to be suffering from the flu. This information has been given by the National Health Commission of China on Tuesday.

On behalf of the commission, it has been said that this person is a resident of Zhenjiang province and was admitted to the hospital on April 28 after being found with fever and other symptoms. On May 28, he was found to be infected with the influenza virus H10N3. However, not much information was given about how it got this infection.

The National Health Commission stated that the virus found in chickens is less pathogenic and is relatively less serious. Also, the risk of spreading it on a large scale is low.

The condition of the infected person is stable and has been discharged from the hospital. People who came in contact with it have been kept under medical observation and no other cases have been found.

Many variants of this flu have been found in China. It rapidly infects the person. Especially those people who are involved in fish farming. However, not a single case of H10N3 has been reported globally.

It is noteworthy that earlier in the year 2016-17, a total of 300 people died due to H7N9 strain.

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