By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Chinese health authorities have reported the first known human case of H10N3 avian influenza in a man from Jiangsu Province in east-central China.

Image/Robert Herriman

The patient, a 41-year-old man, presented with fever and other symptoms on April 23. At present, the patient’s condition is stable and basically meets the discharge standard.

On May 28th, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a whole genome sequence determination of the patient specimens sent from Jiangsu Province , and the result was positive for the H10N3 virus.

All close contacts were monitored and no additional cases were detected.

The National Health Commission has instructed Jiangsu Province to carry out prevention and control in accordance with relevant plans, and organized expert risk assessments. Experts assessed that the whole gene analysis of the virus showed that the H10Nvirus was of avian origin and did not have the ability to effectively infect humans. No human cases of H10N3 have been reported globally and the H10N3 virus among poultry is low pathogenic to poultry. Large-scale spread of epidemic risk is extremely low.

Experts suggest that the public in their daily lives should avoid contact with sick or dead poultry, try to avoid direct contact with live birds; attention to food hygieneimprove self-protection awareness, appear fever and respiratory symptoms should wear a mask, just as soon as doctors .

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