China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu (H5N1 has a 60% death rate)

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A 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with the H10N3 strain of bird flu, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said on Tuesday.

The man, a resident of the city of Zhenjiang, was hospitalised on April 28 after developing a fever and other symptoms, the NHC said in a statement.

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He was diagnosed as having the H10N3 avian influenza virus on May 28, it said, but did not give details on how the man had been infected with the virus.

Just remembering one thing: The mortality rate for humans with H5N1 is 60%

The disease does not infect humans easily, but when it does, it carries an impressive 60% mortality rate, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Most human infections arise after prolonged and close contact with infected birds. Symptoms usually include cough, diarrhea, fever, headache, runny nose, sore throat, muscle aches and more. However, no human cases of H5N1 have been reported to date. Avian influenza has a mortality rate of over 50%, far above Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), also known as atypical pneumonia, and which has a 10%, mortality rate, or the new coronavirus, which has an index of 2%, so far.

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China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu


h/t Ferinha Nenem


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