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First case of H10N3 bird flu in humans detected in China, should we worry?

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China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has reported the first ever case of human infection from a particular strain of bird flu (H10N3 bird flu), China’s national health commission (NHC) said on Tuesday.

The NHC confirmed the case of human infection with the H10N3 strain on its website. A 41-year-old man living in Zhenjiang has been found infected with the H10N3 strain and it was transmitted from poultry, according to the statement.

H10N3 bird flu: Should we worry?

Meanwhile, the NHC assured that the risk of the H10N3 bird flu strain on a large scale is very low. Furthermore, it said that no cases of human H10N3 infection have ever been reported anywhere in the world.

Last week, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) carried out a genome sequence on patient’s blood sample from the patient. They later confirmed that it was the H10N3 strain.

First case of H10N3 bird flu in humans

After tracing the contacts of the patient, local authorities have kept them under medical observation.

Experts’ advise

According to the NHC statement, experts found that the full genetic analysis of the virus revealed that the H10N3 bird flu virus was of avian origin.

Experts recommended that people in the region should avoid contact with sick or dead poultry and try to avoid direct contact with live birds.

The NHC also advised that they should focus on food hygiene, wear masks, improve self-protection awareness and keep a check on fever and respiratory problems.

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Bindiya Bhatt
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Founder and Editor-in-Chief at The Vocal News, Bindiya Bhatt is a journalist with over 16 years of experience in the media industry. Having covered nearly all beats in her career, she is an Automobile and Tech enthusiast who loves writing about cars, bikes, gadgets and more. She has done her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication from IMS Noida.
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