Hindustan Times (Lucknow)
China confirms first human case of H10N3 bird flu strain
THE CASE, DETECTED IN A 41YEAR-OLD MAN LIVING IN ZHENJIANG CITY, WAS TRANSMITTED FROM POULTRY.
The first case of human infection from a particular bird flu strain has been detected in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, China’s national health commission (NHC) said on Tuesday. In a statement, the NHC confirmed the case of human infection with the H10N3 strain.
The case, detected in a 41-year-old man living in Zhenjiang city, was transmitted from poultry. The risk of spreading on a large scale was low, the NHC said, adding that there hasn’t been any case of human infection of H10N3 reported in the world before.
The Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a genome sequence on a blood sample from the patient last week and confirmed that it was the H10N3 strain.