On the 1st of June, China confirmed the first human case of H10N3 also known as the Bird Flu.
The China National Health Commission (NHC) on Tuesday, confirmed the case and said it is the first human case of the Bird Flu.
According to sources, a 41 year old man, resident of Zhenjiang was said to be infected with the H10N3 strain of the avian influenza. He developed fever and other symptoms of the infection on the 28th of April and was admitted to a hospital. The Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a genome sequence on a blood sample from the patient last week and confirmed that it was the H10N3 strain, causing the Bird Flu infection.
According to NHC, the H10N3 is a low pathogenic, or relatively less severe, strain of the virus in poultry and the risk of it spreading on a large scale was very low. Many different strains of avian influenza are present in China and some sporadically infect people, usually those working with poultry. There have been no significant numbers of human infections with bird flu since the H7N9 strain killed around 300 people during 2016 to 2017.
Meanwhile, as of now, the man was stable and ready to be discharged from the hospital. The Medical observation of his close contacts had not found any other cases and are still under medical observation.
It is to be noted, before this Chinaman, no human was infected with the H1093 Bird Flu strain that had been reported globally.