Breaking news from east China’s Jiangsu Province this morning shocked the world. According to the latest Reuters news, a 41-year-old man has been diagnosed with H10N3 bird flu. This is the first case of H10N3 avian influenza diagnosed in the world.
A man living in Zhenjiang City was hospitalized on April 28 with a high fever and a host of other symptoms, according to China’s National Health Commission (NHC). The man was diagnosed with H10N3 bird flu on May 28. NHC did not disclose any information on how the unnamed 41-year-old man contracted the virus.
The NHC said no other cases of human infection infected with H10N3 had previously been reported worldwide.
China’s National Health Commission has announced that the H10N3 virus is a milder strain of bird flu and is less likely to spread widely.
The condition of the person who caught the virus has been declared to be stable and ready to be discharged from the hospital. It was also reported that those close to the man were also under surveillance and that no other cases had yet been encountered.
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Many types of bird flu are known to be active in China, especially among people who work in poultry related jobs.
Since the H7N9 bird flu outbreak, which killed 300 people in the country in 2016-17, there has been no human spread of bird flu.