The authorities assure that it is an “accidental” transmission and that the risk of a large-scale spread is “very low”
Chinese health authorities reported on Tuesday that they have detected the world’s first case of H10N3 bird flu in humans and have advanced that the risk of large-scale spread is extremely low.
The case has been detected in a 41-year-old man from Zhenjiang, in the province of Jiangsu, in the east of the Asian country, according to the Chinese National Health Commission, reports ‘Global Times’.
The individual presented fever and other symptoms on April 23, when he was admitted to a local medical center where he received treatment until the 28th of the same month.
After carrying out the analyzes, the health authorities have confirmed the positive in the H10N3 virus, of avian origin, making man the first human case.
“No human cases of H10N3 have been reported in the world, and the H10N3 virus among poultry is low pathogenic. This case is an occasional transmission between poultry and human species, and the risk of large-scale spread is extremely low.
At the moment, it is unknown how this man has been infected, although the health authorities have traced his contacts to carry out the necessary protocols, without detecting anomalies, and have instructed the province of Jiangsu to carry out preventive measures . Likewise, citizens have been asked to avoid contact with sick, dead or live poultry. For his part, the affected man is stable and ready to be discharged.