China confirms world’s first human case of H10N3!
Many strains of the virus originated from China, but some sporadically affect people, including people who work in poultry farms. The nation has announced its first case of human infection—bird flu infection caused by the H10N3 strain from Eastern Jiangsu province.
The man is a 41-year-old adult from Zhenjiang city who is now stable, according to the hospital officials, and will soon be discharged.
Doctors sent the patient’s blood samples to the lab for further testing. The Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also conducted genome sequences of blood samples and confirmed the world’s first H10N3 human-affected case.
The case, according to the officials, was a sporadic virus transmission from a poultry farm. H10N3 strain is likely to cause a pandemic. The patient was diagnosed with avian flu on May 28, according to the reports by the national health commission. They didn’t specify how the virus was transmitted from a bird to a human being.
They further kept the patient under observation to determine all the symptoms but didn’t specify to the general public.
No other infection from avian flu was reported globally, and this was one of a kind. The virus is low pathogenic or rather something that will not spread quickly, and if this is by chance transmitted to other humans, the risk is low.
H5N8 is another variant or subtype of influenza A virus, also commonly known as avian flu. The virus is lethal to birds, and hundreds of them die from this outbreak. And this virus is low risk to humans.
In April, H5N6 was discovered in China. Shenyang city killed many wild birds. The health commission has warned people to avoid contact with dead or infected birds near the poultry farm.
Poultry should be in clean and hygienic conditions. According to the national health commission, workers working in this place should wear masks and gloves and check for fever and respiratory symptoms.