The National Health Commission (NHC) of China announced on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, a human case of H10N3 avian influenza( bird flu), in Jiangsu province, the east of the country. The Influenza viruses that infect poultry are regularly transmitted to humans through close contact with sick animals. In the case of the H10N3 strain, this is the first time that it has been isolated from humans.
Many influenza viruses infect poultry, such as the very virulent H5N1 virus.
The sick person went to a hospital in Zhenjiang on April 28 with fever and other symptoms. Sequencing of the virus taken from the 41-year-old man indicates that it is the H10N3 strain, belonging to the group of influenza viruses of type A. Unlike the H5N1 strain, the latter is not very virulent in poultry and does not seem not to effectively infect humans. The Chinese National Health Commission estimates that the risk of the large-scale spread of the virus is very low.
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