A 41-year-old guy in China's eastern province of Jiangsu was validated since the first human case of infection with a rare breed of bird flu called H10N3, Beijing's National Health Commission (NHC) said on Tuesday.
Many distinct breeds of bird flu are found in China and a few sporadically infect individuals, typically those working with poultry. There's absolutely no sign that H10N3 can spread easily in humans.
It didn't give details on the way the guy was infected.
His condition is currently stable and he's prepared to be discharged. Analysis of the close contacts found no additional scenarios, the NHC said. No other instances of human infection with H10N3 have been reported worldwide, it included.
H10N3 is reduced pathogenic, so it causes comparatively less severe disease in poultry and is not likely to cause a large scale epidemic, the NHC added.
The World Health Organization (WHO), in a response to Reuters at Geneva, stated:"The origin of the patient's vulnerability to the H10N3 virus isn't known at the moment, and no additional instances were found in crisis surveillance one of the local inhabitants. At this moment, there's not any sign of human-to-human transmission"
"Provided that avian flu viruses circulate in poultry, intermittent disease of avian flu in humans isn't surprising, which can be a vivid reminder that the danger of a flu outbreak is persistent," the WHO added.
Assessing the genetic information of this virus will be essential to ascertain if it looks old viruses or even if it's a novel mixture of different viruses, Claes said.
There haven't been any substantial quantities of human infections with bird flu because the H7N9 breed killed around 300 people during 2016-17.