China Reports First Human Case With The H10N3 Strain Of The Bird Flu.
A 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first-ever human case of infection with the H10N3 strain of bird flu, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) reported on Tuesday, June 1.
The man, a resident of the city of Zhenjiang, was hospitalised on April 28 after developing a fever and other symptoms, said the NHC. He was diagnosed as having the H10N3 avian influenza virus on May 28, it said, but the Chinese authorities did not give details on how the man had been infected with the virus. The Chinese Health Commission called on citizens to avoid contact with sick or dead birds on a daily basis and to avoid direct contact with live poultry, as well as to take care of food hygiene and to go immediately to a doctor if fever or breathing problems occur
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, the NHC added.
Chinese state media, xinhuanet, reported a sudden surge in COVID-19 infections in the country’s south, with 18 new local cases on May 30 in the city of Guangzhou, causing a flurry of flight cancellations.
Of the 27 new coronavirus cases reported by the national health authority in its daily updates, only 7 infections were imported, with the remainder originating in Guangdong province. Out of the 20 new locally confirmed patients on May 30, 18 were found in Guangzhou city and two in Foshan city, health authorities in Guangdong province said today, Monday, May 31.
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