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China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu

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first human case of H10N3 bird flu
A 41-year-old man in China's Jiangsu province has been diagnosed with the H10N3 strain of bird flu. This rare strain of bird flu was first identified in humans.

The British media BBC has reported this.

The H10N3 strain is not as easily spread from person to person. The man from Jiangsu province, who was identified last week, has recovered and is expected to be discharged from the hospital. However, Chinese authorities did not provide details on how the infection occurred.

A resident of Zhenjiang City in Jiangsu Province was admitted to hospital on April 28, the National Health Commission (NHC) in Beijing said on Tuesday.

"The H10N3 strain of bird flu has not yet been identified anywhere in the world. This time there was an infection from one animal to another. It is unlikely to spread widely. ” The NHC's statement was published in the Global Times, a tabloid newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party.

The NHC further states that the H10N3 strain is low pathogenic and does not spread rapidly. However, the virus is often heard in poultry.

The World Health Organization (WHO) told Reuters that the strain of bird flu virus was not likely to spread from human to human at this time.

Recently, in many European countries, millions of chickens have been slaughtered due to the H5N7 strain of bird flu. Last February, Russia first reported H5N7 strain infection in humans.

In addition, from 2016 to 2017, bird flu H7N9 strain outbreaks killed about 300 people.

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