H3N8 bird flu

  • China recorded the world’s first human death caused by H3N8.
  • H3N8 is a subtype of the influenza A virus.
  • It primarily affects birds, particularly wild waterfowl and shorebirds.
  • It can also infect other mammals.
  • It is not commonly found in humans, but rare cases of human infections have been reported.
  • There is no evidence of easy human-to-human transmission of H3N8 bird flu.
  • Symptoms in humans are similar to other types of flu, including fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, and fatigue.
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