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What is H10N3 bird flu after China announced the registration of the first case of the virus?

China has reported the first case of H10N3 avian influenza from the eastern province of Jiangsu. The patient was a 41-year-old man, and the first human case of H10N3 strain of avian influenza has been confirmed, the Chinese National Health Commission (NHC) announced.

According to the statement, according to a report by thehealthsite, the man was transferred to the hospital on April 28 after suffering from a fever and other symptoms of the disease, and added that he was diagnosed with the H10N3 bird flu virus on May 28, but she did not give details about how the man contracted the virus.

What is H10N3 bird flu?

According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention, bird flu is a viral infection that affects not only birds, but also humans and other animals. There are many strains of bird flu, and H10N3 is one of many.

According to the Chinese National Health Commission (NHC), H10N3 avian influenza is considered a low pathogenicity, or less severe, strain of the virus in poultry, and the probability of its wide spread is fairly low.

It is not yet known that the virus is transmitted through human-to-human contact, however some researchers are concerned that the H10N3 virus may become an epidemic threat to humans.

Is the H10N3 bird flu strain dangerous?

According to a statement by Philip Claes, Regional Laboratory Coordinator for the FAO's Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases in the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, this particular strain of viral infection is not very common.

There are many distinct strains of bird flu in China, and some of them infect people randomly, generally individuals who interact with poultry.

According to the Chinese National Health Commission report, since the variant of H7N9 bird flu killed nearly 300 people in 2016-2017, there have been no significant numbers of human diseases with bird flu, and no human cases of H10N3 have been reported so far.