Chinese health officials reported Tuesday that they discovered the world’s first case of H10N3 avian flu in humans and classified the risk of widespread spread as extremely low.
The case was discovered in a 41-year-old man from Zhenjiang in Jiangsu Province in the east of the Asian country, the Chinese National Health Commission reported, the Global Times reported.
The person exhibited a fever and other symptoms on April 23 when she was admitted to a local medical center, where she was treated until the 28th of the same month.
After carrying out the analyzes, the health authorities confirmed the positive of the H10N3 virus of avian origin, which makes humans the first human case.
“No human cases of H10N3 have been reported worldwide and the H10N3 virus in poultry is not pathogenic. This case is an occasional transmission between poultry and human species and the risk of widespread spread is extremely low,” said the Chinese Die National Health Commission stressed in this regard.
It is currently unknown how this man became infected, although health officials have followed his contacts to conduct the required protocols without finding any abnormalities and have instructed Jiangsu Province to take preventive measures. Citizens were also asked to avoid contact with sick, dead or live poultry.
For his part, the person concerned is stable and ready to be released.