February 28, 2024
  • First Human case of H10N3 bird flu was reported in eastern province of Jiangsu in China.
  • A 41-year-old man has become first human case of infection with H10N3 strain of bird flu. He was diagnosed of H10N3 avian influenza virus on May 28. It is still not confirmed how he was infected with virus.
  • About H10N3 bird flu: H10N3 is a low pathogenic or less severe strain of virus in poultry. The risk of it transmitting on a large scale is also very low.
  • About Avian influenza or Avian flu or Bird flu: It is caused by viruses adapted to birds.  It is similar to swine flu, horse flu, dog flu and human flu. Among three types of influenza viruses namely, A, B, and C; influenza A virus is zoonotic infection which entirely affects birds.
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