China Reports Its First Human Infection Case Of H10N3 Bird Flu Virus

Swarajya Staff

Jun 02, 2021, 11:25 AM | Updated 11:25 AM IST

A poultry farm. (David Silverman/Getty Images)
A poultry farm. (David Silverman/Getty Images)

National Health Commission China has reported the first case of human infection with the H10N3 strain of bird flu in the Jiangsu province in eastern China on Tuesday (1 June).

The state-run CGTN TV reported that the 41-year-old patient from Zhenjiang city is currently in a steady condition and has discharge measures as per a report in Indian Express.

Health authorities understated the outbreak, declaring that this case was an uncommon virus transmission from poultry to humans, and the risk of spreading a pandemic was very low.

NHC said in a statement that the patient was detected with H10N3 avian influenza virus infection on 28 May, without revealing the cause of infection. No other cases of human disease with H10N3 have earlier been reported in the world, it added.

H10N3 is a low infective strain of the virus in poultry, and the risk of it spreading on a large scale is very low.

An extremely infectious H5N6 bird flu was found in wild birds in Shenyang city in northeast China in April.

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