Alert: China Records First Human Case of The H10N3 Bird Flu

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The National Health Commission of China has sounded an alarm over the first case of H10N3 strain of bird flu found in a 41-year old man.

The recent development is said to be the first human case of the H10N3 strain and its coming amidst the country’s criticism of its handling of Coronavirus.

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The patient, a resident of Jiangsu province, northwest of Shanghai, was reportedly hospitalised on April 28 after exhibiting symptoms, including fever.

He was later said to have been diagnosed as having the H10N3 avian influenza virus on May 28. The Health Commission says he is in stable condition.

The commission also noted that no human case of H10N3 has been reported before globally, but said the risk of large-scale spread is low and that it was a case of “accidental crossbreed.”

The full genetic analysis of the virus accessed by scientists showed that the H10N3 virus was of avian origin.

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