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China reports possible first human case of H10N3 bird flu

China Bird Flu
Posted at 6:18 PM, Jun 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-01 20:18:26-04

BEIJING — A 41-year-old man in Jiangsu province, which is northwest of Shanghai, has contracted possibly the world's first human case of the H10N3 strain of bird flu, the Chinese government said Tuesday.

The National Health Commission said the man was hospitalized on April 28 and is in stable condition, the Associated Press reported.

According to Reuters, the man was diagnosed with H10N3 on May 28.

There have not been any reports of another human case of H10N3 anywhere else in the world, the AP reported.

Reuters reported that how the man, who is stable and ready to be discharged, became infected was not given by the health agency.

According to the AP, the health agency said the infection was possibly due to an "accidental cross-species transmission" and the "risk of large-scale transmission is low."