Latest NewsChina discovers first human case of H3N8 bird flu

China discovers first human case of H3N8 bird flu

China’s health commission says a four-year-old boy tested positive for the strain after being hospitalized prior this month with a fever and other symptoms.

BEIJING: China has confirmed the primary known human case of the H3N8 strain of avian flu, but health specialists say there’s a low hazard of far reaching transmission among individuals.

H3N8 is known to have been circulating since 2002 after to begin with developing in North American waterfowl.

It is known to contaminate steeds, pooches and seals, but has not already been identified in people.

China’s National Health Commission on Tuesday said a four-year-old boy living in central Henan area tried positive for the strain after being hospitalized prior this month with a fever and other symptoms.

The boy’s family raised chickens at domestic and lived in a region populated by wild ducks, the NHC said in a statement.

The boy was infected directly by birds and the strain was not found to have “the ability to effectively infect humans”, the commission said.

It added that tests of the boy’s close human contacts found “no abnormalities”.

The NHC said the boy’s case was a “one-off cross-species transmission, and the risk of large-scale transmission is low”.

It cautioned the open to in any case remain absent from dead or debilitated winged creatures and look for quick treatment for fever or respiratory symptoms.

Avian flu happens basically in wild fowls and poultry. Cases of transmission between people are greatly rare.

The H5N1 and H7N9 strains of fowl flu, identified in 1997 and 2013, individually, have been dependable for most cases of human sickness from avian flu, agreeing to the US Centers for Infection Control.

Human infections of zoonotic, or animal-borne, influenzas are:

“primarily acquired through direct contact with infected animals or contaminated environments, but do not result in efficient transmission of these viruses between people”,

according to the World Health Organization.

In 2012, H3N8 was faulted for the passing’s of more than 160 seals off the northeastern coast of the Linked together States after it caused dangerous pneumonia within the animals.

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